Joel Langlois, a GOP congressional candidate, on Tuesday announced he’s holding a rally to support President Donald Trump in Grand Rapids. The event will feature Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager who is flirting with a U.S. Senate run in New Hampshire next year.
The Dec. 5 event is scheduled at 7 p.m. at the DeltaPlex, which Langlois owns. Trump held an event there in 2016.
“I’m hosting a rally at The DeltaPlex to send a message that Michigan has President Trump’s back,” Langlois said.
He’s running for the 3rd Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-Cascade Twp.). Amash has said he’s running for reelection next year as an independent. Other GOP candidates include: businessman and veteran Peter Meijer, state Rep. Jim Lower (R-Greenville) and state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis (R-Grand Rapids Twp.). Democrats include: immigration attorney Hillary Scholten and former President Obama White House counsel Nick Colvin.
Lewandowski was caught on tape grabbing a female reporter during the 2016 campaign. He’s one of many Trump surrogates to come to Michigan this year, including Diamond & Silk, former senior adviser Steve Bannon, Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens, Katrina Pierson, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and former former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
Trump has not campaigned in the state since his March rally in Grand Rapids.