FARGO – Tickets are now available online for President Donald Trump’s rally 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Scheels Arena to support Congressman Kevin Cramer’s run for the U.S. Senate.
People seeking to attend the rally will be allowed up to two free tickets per mobile phone number for the event, according to information online at www.donaldjtrump.com/rallies/fargo-nd-june-2018/.
The doors to the event will open at 4 p.m., according to the website.
Scheels Arena at 5225 31st Ave. S. has seating for about 6,000 in its concert configuration. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Cramer, a Republican, told The Forum that his office and Trump’s team had been working for some time to arrange a date for a visit to North Dakota.
The race between Cramer and incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is being closely watched nationally, as Republicans try to maintain their slim 51-49 majority in the U.S. Senate.
Recently, the Washington Post reported a tiff between Cramer and the Trump administration. Cramer said Trump encouraged him to run for the Senate but seemed only to say good things about Heitkamp.
Trump last visited North Dakota in September when he touted the GOP’s tax reforms at a Mandan refinery. Famously, the president called Heitkamp a “good woman” as he sought her vote for the reforms. On the stage with him were both senators and Cramer, who hadn’t decided to run for Senate at that time.
After Heitkamp voted “no” on the tax plan, Vice President Mike Pence blasted her at his own rally in Fargo in March. Cramer received praise for his support.