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White House source: President Trump to visit Utica on Monday

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center, Ohio, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Donald Trump is set to visit Utica on Monday, a White House staffer confirmed to NEWSChannel 2 on Tuesday.

Posted: Aug. 7, 2018 4:09 PM
Updated: Aug. 7, 2018 4:15 PM

President Donald Trump is set to visit Utica on Monday, a White House staffer confirmed to NEWSChannel 2 on Tuesday.

According to Cole Davis, White House Press Lead for the Advanced Office, Trump will be in Utica Monday, Aug. 13 for an event that is closed to the media. Details about the event have not yet been announced, but Watertown CBS affiliate WWNY reports that Trump’s visit will be to campaign for Rep. Claudia Tenney. We have reached out to Tenney to confirm this information, and we are waiting to hear back.

Trump’s last visit to the local area was back in 2016, when he held a campaign rally at Griffiss International Airport in Rome.

This past weekend, Trump visited Ohio to campaign for Troy Balderson, who is running in a special election in the state’s 12th Congressional District. Trump also made a stop in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to campaign for Lou Barletta, who is trying to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Bob Casey.

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