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It’s Official, And Here Are The Details Of The Friday Trump Visit To Baton Rouge

It’s Official, And Here Are The Details Of The Friday Trump Visit To Baton Rouge
December 07
11:19 2016

Courtesy of the Louisiana GOP…

President-Elect Donald J. Trump will be in Baton Rouge on Friday to headline a get-out-the-vote rally for Louisiana Republican candidates ahead of Saturday’s elections.

WITH SPECIAL GUEST:

President-Elect Donald J. Trump

Invited officials include:

Treasurer John Kennedy

Senator David Vitter

Senator Bill Cassidy

Attorney General Jeff Landry

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser

Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain

Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon

Majority Whip Steve Scalise

Congressman Ralph Abraham

Congressman Charles Boustany

Congressman John Fleming

Congressman Garret Graves

State Senator Bodi White

Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere

WHAT: Get-out-the-vote rally for Louisiana Republicans.  Open to the general public.  Those who wish to attend must RSVP HERE.

WHEN: Friday, December 9, 12:00 P.M.

WHERE: Dow Chemical Hangar, 3259 Harriet Quimby Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Above you’ll see the map you can use for directions to get there. It’s at the airport.

It’s a pretty big deal to get the President-Elect here for a GOTV rally the day before a statewide election, and it’s also a big deal to get him to Baton Rouge the day before the Republican is up for a mayoral election – even if that’s not a primary focus of the visit.

But Trump seems to like the crowds and the people, so you might see a lot of these in the future as he’s president.

We don’t have any good polling on what Trump’s approval ratings are in Louisiana, though we know he’s largely skyrocketed since the election nationally from some frankly terrible pre-election numbers (as Mel Brooks said, it’s good to be the king), and with the way he destroyed Hillary Clinton by 20 points in the state there is little reason to think he’s not very popular in Louisiana.

And that’ll help Kennedy a good deal, even though he doesn’t really even need it. He’s going to deliver Foster Campbell an ugly beatdown on Saturday; that’s unmistakable at this point.

Will it help White, though, and how much? That’s a question we’ll know some time Saturday night.

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