United States President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Topeka on Saturday, Oct. 6 to show his support for gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach. The president will appear at the Kansas Expocentre at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. for general admission, but Kobach released information directing people wanting to attend the rally to request tickets at www.donaldjtrump.com.
“It has been a great privilege to work with President Trump’s administration as a transition team member and informal adviser, and I look forward to working with him closely when I am Governor of Kansas,” Kobach said in a news release.
Kobach hailed Trump’s work to reduce federal taxes and promised to lower the state tax burden if elected governor.
Pratt Mayor Doug Meyer and City Manager Rick Eckert will be in Topeka for city leadership meetings at the Capital Plaza, which is next to the Expo Center in Topeka, but they are not making plans to attend the presidential rally.
“I’ve heard that there will be some opposing demonstrations going on and I don’t really want to be a part of any of that,” Eckert said. “No matter who you voted for, there should be some respect for our president. I’m afraid there won’t be that.”
Saturday will be the second time that Trump has come to Kansas for a rally. It will be his first rally in Topeka since he began his run for president. Trump visited Wichita in March 2016 for the Kansas caucuses.