President Donald Trump will be making an appearance in Kentucky within the next six weeks, according to the White House.
The reason for Trump’s second visit to the commonwealth since being elected wasn’t specified but two White House officials told the Associated Press that the president would be traveling to help Republican candidates prior to the midterm elections.
He is expected to travel 40 days to various states between Labor Day and the Nov. 6 election, the AP reported, to pump up the Republican base.
President Trump’s visit to Kentucky may be to boost Republican incumbent Rep. Andy Barr in the Kentucky sixth district race with Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot. The hotly contested district is one of the most watched midterm races nationally.
Trump has some connections with Kentucky’s elected leaders. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is an occasional golfing partner and Gov. Matt Bevin recently met with Trump to discuss prison reform. Of course, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has worked closely with President Trump as well.