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Politics Melania Trump to hit campaign trail in Pennsylvania

18:10  26 october  2020
18:10  26 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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First lady Melania Trump will campaign for her husband in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, her first such appearance in several months.

Donald Trump et al. that are standing together in uniform: Melania Trump to hit campaign trail in Pennsylvania © Getty Images Melania Trump to hit campaign trail in Pennsylvania

Melania Trump will headline a campaign event in Atglen, Pa., that will be moderated by former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. It will mark the first lady's first major campaign appearance this year and comes following her recovery from the novel coronavirus.

The first lady was expected to hit the campaign trail last week and appear with President Trump at a rally in Erie, Pa., but she cancelled the planned appearance due to a lingering cough following her COVID-19 diagnosis.

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Her appearance comes as President Trump seeks to shore up his support with female voters in critical battlegrounds, like Pennsylvania. He has seen a significant erosion in his support among suburban women, a voting bloc that is seen as critical as he seeks reelection.

Polls currently show President Trump trailing Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Pennsylvania.

Ahead of the first lady's appearance, the president is making his own campaign stops in Pennsylvania on Monday with three consecutive rallies in Allentown, Lititz, and Martinsburg. While Melania Trump stumps for her husband in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the president will headline rallies in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Unlike other members of the first family, Melania Trump has been a rare figure on the campaign trail. The first lady does not often deliver public speeches at official or campaign events, but she did offer a full-throated endorsement for her husband's reelection in a keynote speech at the Republican National Convention in August.

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The First Lady made the remarks during a speech delivered to a crowd of supporters at Kingsheart Farm in West Bend, Wisconsin. Almost all of FLOTUS' fans appeared to have heeded her advice and were seen wearing face masks as they packed close together and listened to her address. 'For families participating in Halloween festivities this year, I encourage you to visit the CDC website to read the latest safety guidelines,' Melania stated. 'As we approach the holiday season, we must all do our part to ensure we practice responsible, safe behaviors.

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