Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin this evening, hours after an event in Iowa earlier in the day.
Trump’s rally will be held at the Waukesha County Expo Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. It can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
The candidate’s first rally of the day is to take place in Council Bluffs, Iowa starting at 3:00 p.m. Central Time, and that one is also being streamed online.
Wisconsin is a state that has voted for the Democratic candidate in every election since 1984. Many in the Trump camp have hoped that the state could be turned red this year, and while at the moment this seems unlikely, the race is surprisingly close in Wisconsin, with Clinton ahead of Trump by 4.7 points in Real Clear Politics’ polling average. FiveThirtyEight currently estimates that Hillary Clinton has a 72.1 percent chance of winning Wisconsin this November.
During the Republican primaries, Ted Cruz defeated Donald Trump in Wisconsin by 13 points, 48 percent to 35 percent.
Waukesha County, where Trump pays a visit today, is the state’s most conservative county, and it has a historically high Republican turnout, according to CBS News. During the primaries, Trump lost to Cruz in Waukesha by 39 percentage points.
It remains to be seen if Trump on Wednesday will discuss the recent controversy involving Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe winner whose weight Trump criticized as recently as Tuesday morning. Machado has been doing interviews in several media outlets slamming Trump “a bad person,” but the Republican candidate has not responded since.