MADISON, Wis. — The Latest on Donald Trump’s visit to Wisconsin next week (all times local):
None of Wisconsin’s top Republicans will be appearing with Donald Trump when he campaigns in the state on Monday.
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s spokesman on Thursday said “prior engagements” will keep him from attending. Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker will be out of state. Ryan is campaigning for House Republicans in Texas and Walker is the keynote speaker at a previously scheduled GOP candidate training event in New Jersey.
Trump plans to campaign Monday in both Green Bay and West Allis near Milwaukee. His state spokesman Matt Schuck says the schedule of who will be appearing with him is still being finalized.
Ryan had said Monday he would not defend or campaign with Trump. But he, Walker and Johnson have not revoked their support.
When Donald Trump comes to Wisconsin next week House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker will be in other states.
Ryan will be in Texas helping Republicans running for the House there. Walker had a previously scheduled GOP candidate training event in New Jersey.
Trump has two campaign stops planned in Wisconsin on Monday, but it’s not clear who will be joining him there. His state campaign spokesman Matt Schuck says the schedule is still being finalized.
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson has stuck by Trump this week, but has not said whether he will campaign with him next week. Johnson is in a tough re-election battle with Democrat Russ Feingold.
A spokesman for Donald Trump’s campaign in Wisconsin says the program for his two stops next week is still being finalized.
But at least a couple Republicans who support his candidacy won’t be there. Gov. Scott Walker was previously scheduled to be in New Jersey for a GOP candidate training event. Walker’s spokesman Joe Fadness says Walker will not cancel those plans.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said this week he would not campaign with Trump or defend him. But Ryan has not pulled his tepid support of the candidate.
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is also sticking by Trump. His spokesman did not immediately respond to questions about whether he will be at either Wisconsin stop on Monday in Green Bay and West Allis.
Gov. Scott Walker will not be joining presidential nominee Donald Trump at two campaign stops in Wisconsin next week.
Trump on Thursday announced that he will be campaigning Monday in both Green Bay and West Allis. The stops come after House Speaker Paul Ryan said he would not campaign or defend Trump after crude comments he made about women came to light.
Walker was previously scheduled to be in New Jersey to speak at a national training event for Republican candidates and will not be in Wisconsin.
There’s no word yet on whether Republican Sen. Ron Johnson will appear at either stop. His campaign spokesman did not immediately return an email.
A Marquette University Law School poll this week showed Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Trump in Wisconsin by 7 points.