Former President Donald Trump will host a Save America rally in Waukesha, Wis., at 7 p.m. CDT. He will speak in favor of Tim Michels, candidate for the position of governor of the State.
Michels received the former president’s endorsement in June, and he is running against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in the Republican gubernatorial primary, to be held Aug. 9. Kleefisch has the backing of former Vice President Mike Pence, which makes this race echo the recent governor’s primary in Arizona, where former running mates also backed different candidates.
As with several primary races this year, this one has been interpreted as part of a “proxy war” between Trump and the Republican establishment to shape the future of the party. On Wednesday, Trump’s approval record stands at 172-10.
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