Donald Trump to Campaign for GOP Louisiana Senate Candidate John Kennedy

Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy speaks after signing the paperwork to run in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La.
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Washington, DC

President-elect Donald Trump will attend a get out the vote rally for Louisiana Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate John Kennedy on Friday in Baton Rouge.

“The President-elect and officials from across Louisiana will be in attendance to ensure that a conservative voice is elected, make sure that we have another Republican voice in the U.S. Senate,” Trump’s spokesman Jason Miller told reporters on Wednesday morning.

Louisiana has runoff elections on Saturday for the United States Senate and House.

Trump has a busy three days ahead, holding several meetings at Trump Tower and also traveling to Ohio, Iowa, Louisiana and Michigan.

Trump is meeting with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday morning.

Emanuel’s spokesman Adam Collins previously confirmed the meeting, as did Trump’s transition team.

“When they spoke a few weeks ago the president-elect asked for a meeting with the Mayor, as he has done with others who have significant experience in the White House and several other big city mayors,” Collins stated.

After the President-elect’s meeting with Emanuel, Trump will meet with North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, Attorney General of Oklahoma Scott Pruitt and Andy Puzder of CKE Restaurants on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Trump plans to meet with victims and first responders in Columbus, Ohio following the recent knife attack at Ohio State University, where 11 people were hospitalized.

After his stop in Ohio, Trump will hold a “Thank You” tour event with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in Des Moines, Iowa at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Iowa Event Center. Trump recently announced that he picked Branstad as his ambassador to China.

On Friday morning, Trump will meet with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) at Trump Tower before traveling Trump to Louisiana for the get out the vote rally for Republican candidate for U.S. Senate John Kennedy. On Friday night, Trump will hold a “Thank You” tour event in Grand Rapids, Michigan.