President Donald Trump is hitting the 2020 campaign trail with Toledo being his first stop in the New Year.
Trump will visit Toledo’s Huntington Center on January 9. The registration form is here. You may only register up two (2) tickets per mobile number per event. All tickets are subject to first come, first serve basis.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) December 23, 2019
They said, “‘Ohio is booming thanks to President Trump and jobs are coming back to the state. Since President Trump’s election, Ohio has added 94,700 new jobs, including 14,700 manufacturing jobs,’ said Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. ‘President Trump is delivering on his promises, and he looks forward to celebrating those successes with the great men and women of Ohio.'”
The campaign also said, “JUST ANNOUNCED: #KeepAmericaGreat rally in Toledo, Ohio on Thursday, January 9th!Join us at the Huntington Center with fellow patriots to celebrate America and @realDonaldTrump policies keeping it great. Register for tickets: https://donaldjtrump.com/events/toledo-oh-2020-jan-9”.
JUST ANNOUNCED: #KeepAmericaGreat rally in Toledo, Ohio on Thursday, January 9th!
Join us at the Huntington Center with fellow patriots to celebrate America and @realDonaldTrump policies keeping it great.
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) December 23, 2019
Trump won Ohio in 2016 by 8 percentage points. Lucas County, where Toledo resides, is one of only eight counties that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 – 38.3 – 56.1 percent (just under 18 percentage points). But the surrounding counties overwhelmingly supported Trump.
Toledo made national headlines recently after its progressive electorate voted to grant Lake Erie legal rights.
The Ohio Star first reported on the “Lake Erie Bill of Rights” ballot proposition in February.
The referendum was the result of a years-long effort to clean up Lake Erie that begin in 2014 after more than 400,000 Toledo residents were told to stop drinking their tap water. According to Michigan Public Radio, a “bright green mass” called cyanobacteria encircled portions of the lake and produced a toxin known as microcystin, which can cause rashes, liver damage, and vomiting if consumed.
Not even 24 hours after the referendum passed, Wood County farmer Mark Drewes filed suit against the Lake Erie Bill of Rights. The lawsuit argues that the Lake Erie Bill of Rights “violates federal constitutional rights, including equal protection, freedom of speech, and is unenforceable for its vagueness,” according to a press release from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
A federal judge in May threw out a request by a nonprofit called Toledoans for Safe Water to name Lake Erie as a party in the lawsuit.
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.