Donald Trump will reportedly hold a rally in Iowa this week after his successful rally in South Carolina.
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Donald Trump To Hold Rally In Council Bluffs, IA
After his mega rally in South Carolina on Saturday, United States former President Donald Trump will appear in Iowa for a campaign rally as he continues his effort to lead the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination.
Trump will visit the state to deliver a remark on Friday, July 7, at the MidAmerica Center in Council Bluffs. According to Trump’s website, doors will open at 10 am, with the former president presenting his speech at 1 pm, and the tickets are available at his website.
It will be Trump’s first visit to Iowa for the 2024 campaign, after his planned rally in the state’s capital, Des Moines, in May was canceled due to tornado alerts and since he was indicted on 37 federal charges for mishandling classified documents concerning the information of national secrets and obstructing justice when the grand jury tried to recover the documents. Last month, the former president pleaded not guilty to all charges in Miami federal court.
The former president last visited the state for a small gathering at a conservative breakfast club and conference with campaign volunteers in central Iowa. He also visited the state several times, including the year 2022, to endorse the campaign of gubernatorial candidate Charles W. Herbster, who lost the race to the current state’s Governor, Jim Pillen.
Trump is facing several GOP candidates in his third run for the White House, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is considered Trump’s major competitor, former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and others.
Also, as per several polls, Trump leads the crowded primary for the 2024 Republican nomination for president, both nationally and in Iowa, amid facing several legal challenges.
The recent Iowa polls show Trump with 40%-50% of Republican support, with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis receiving support from 20%-30% of Iowa Republicans.
However, despite the polls indicating Trump at the top in the state, Republican activists in Iowa pointed out that a 2024 caucus victory was not assured for him, although he easily carried Iowa in the general elections of 2016 and 2020.
Similarly, a recent Des Moines Register Iowa poll found that Trump’s appeal was deteriorating, and it was predicted that if he is the nominee in 2024, only 47% of Iowa Republicans would support the former president in the general election from the 69% who in 2021 said that they would surely support him.
Bob Vander Plaats, an influential leader of the state’s evangelical voters, once said,” For the former president, winning the Iowa caucuses is everything. If he loses, it is ‘game on’ to the nomination for everyone else. If he wins the Iowa caucuses, there is nobody stopping him.”
Despite its small size and population, Iowa became significant in the United States Presidential election as the state’s caucus elections are the first tests of the candidates’ vote-gaining abilities in the presidential race, and Iowa always holds the first Caucus.
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