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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Montana state Auditor and U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale during a rally at the Four Seasons Arena at ExpoPark in Great Falls Thursday, July 5, 2018.

President Donald Trump will hold a rally at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Hangar 6 of Neptune Aviation Services at Missoula International Airport.

The event is part of a western swing as the president campaigns for Republicans in advance of the November midterm election.

"As these are such critical states in the midterm elections, President Trump is looking forward to this trip to urge the great patriots of Montana, Arizona and Nevada to get out and vote on November 6 to protect and expand our Republican majorities in the House and Senate,'' said Michael Glassner, chief operating officer for Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

According to the Trump campaign, the doors at Neptune will open at 3:30 p.m. Thursday for general admission. The weather Thursday is supposed to be sunny and in the low 60s.

Montana is the first of three stops on Trump's western trip. He also plans to hold events in Mesa, Arizona, and Elko, Nevada.

Trump's Missoula stop marks his third visit to the state to stump for Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, the state's auditor — extraordinary attention for a state with just over 1 million people. 

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Rosendale is seeking to unseat incumbent Democrat Jon Tester, who earned Trump's ire by opposing the president's nomination of Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Tester, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, released damaging  allegations against Jackson that prompted him to withdraw and that sparked a Pentagon investigation of the man who had been a White House doctor.

Trump called on Tester to resign and warned he would "pay'' for his role in derailing Jackson's nomination.

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