President Trump has scheduled a campaign rally the evening of October 10th at Target Center in Minneapolis — his fourth visit to Minnesota in the last 16 months.   Hamline University analyst David Schultz sees this trip as a “strategic pre-emptive strike” by the president:

“Recent events in the news revolving around Ukraine and that, he’s I think worried that he might lose support there. I think he’s concerned that perhaps if he doesn’t shore-up support now, maybe some of the farmers in Minnesota who may be hurting from some of the trade wars might defect.”

The president has repeatedly said he’ll win Minnesota in 2020, an assertion that Democrats vigorously dispute.