President Trump visits Rome

In this file photo, former President Donald Trump, just left of center, speaks to a wildly enthusiastic crowd estimated at more than 30,000 at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome on Nov. 1, 2020.

Former President Donald Trump will headline a Sept. 25 rally in Perry, his first appearance in the Peach State since the U.S. Senate runoff elections back in January.

The Save America rally will be held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 2 p.m.

The announcement of Trump’s appearance comes only a few days after University of Georgia football great Herschel Walker announced his candidacy for the GOP Senate nomination. Walker, who counts Trump as a close friend and supporter, is hoping to challenge Democratic incumbent Rev. Raphael Warnock next fall.

Warnock ousted Kelly Loeffler in one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs, with Democrat Jon Ossoff defeating Republican David Perdue in the other contest.

Trump has given indications that he might seek the GOP White House nomination in 2024, after Joe Biden defeated the Republican incumbent in last November’s presidential election. Biden carried Georgia in an election in which Trump continues to claim voter fraud without evidence.

This story available through a news partnership with Capitol Beat News Service, a project of the Georgia Press Educational Foundation.

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