President Trump to hold first 2020 rally in Ohio

By Associated Press Reporters

President Donald Trump will hold his first rally of 2020 in Ohio next month, potentially coinciding with the beginnings of the Senate impeachment trial.

The Trump campaign announced on Monday that he will speak at the “Keep America Great” rally in Toledo on January 9.

The Senate impeachment trial is expected to start that week, though it may be delayed as politicians argue over whether to call new witnesses.

Ohio, once an extremely competitive swing state, has trended more Republican in recent years, with President Trump winning the state by an eight percentage point margin in 2016.

A repeat victory in the state is vital to the president’s hopes for re-election in November.