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Trump to Hold Rally in Swing New Jersey District

President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in a district where he recently convinced a U.S. lawmaker to switch to the Republican party.

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.) flipped parties after House Democrats impeached Trump. Van Drew narrowly won his first federal election in 2018.

Trumps campaign announced late Monday that it would hold a rally in Wildwood, which sits inside Van Drews 2nd Congressional District.

The Keep America Great rally will take place at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey departs the Capitol after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump, in a file photo. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

“President Trump looks forward to returning to the Garden State to celebrate his message of Promises Made, Promises Kept,'” said Michael Glassner, the chief operating officer of Trumps reelection campaign, in a statement.

Van Drew met with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in the Oval Office last month, explaining he switched to the GOP because of the Democrats leftward shift and the push to impeach Trump.

“I believe that this is just a better fit for me. This is who I am. Its who I always was, but there was more tolerance of moderate Democrats, of blue-dog Democrats, of conservative Democrats. And I think thats going away,” Van Drew said, noting one of his heroes is President Ronald Reagan.

Trump endorsed Van Drew for reelection and said hed visit New Jersey to campaign for him.

The 2nd Congressional District went for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, while Trump won the area in 2016. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), a moderate, represented the area for 24 years before retiring in 2019.

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