Trump rallying in Wisconsin after thwarted pipe bomb attacks

Posted at 8:01 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 20:01:26-04

MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump is in Wisconsin to boost Republican candidates with less than two weeks until the midterm elections.

The visit comes as law enforcement officials scramble to find the perpetrator of the attempted bomb attacks against a slew of Democratic officials, including former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Rep. Maxine Waters, along with cable network CNN.

Republicans in the state have been growing increasingly nervous about the prospects of holding onto the governor’s office, let alone picking up a Senate seat held by a well-positioned Democratic incumbent.

Trump on Wednesday is visiting the tiny central Wisconsin city of Mosinee, which has a population of 4,000. He won that part of the state by double digits in 2016.

Trump earlier Wednesday condemned the attempted attacks and called for unity.