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HELENA — Donald Trump Jr. will return to Montana next week, appearing in Helena, Great Falls and Sidney to campaign for Greg Gianforte.

Trump Jr. will speak at the Kleffner Ranch in Helena at 9 a.m. on May 11, Lewis and Clark County Central Committee Chairman Joe Dooling confirmed. Tickets will be $10.

Gianforte will also attend the Helena event, he said.

The president's oldest son will then appear that afternoon at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Sidney. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Admission costs $10. Register at TrumpInMontana.com.

Details on the Great Falls event were not yet available.

Gianforte is running to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who resigned Montana’s only U.S. House seat in early March to become a Trump Cabinet member. His main opponent is Democrat Rob Quist, a Montana musician from Creston. Inverness rancher Mark Wicks is the Libertarian candidate.

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Election Day is Thursday, May 25. Absentee ballots can be picked up at elections offices today for early voting. Ballots were mailed out May 1.

While the event is still being organized, Dooling expects Trump Jr. to talk about national issues and what President Donald Trump is working on.

Trump Jr. recently campaigned in Montana on behalf of Gianforte, speaking in Kalispell, Hamilton and Billings.

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Reporter Tom Kuglin can be reached at 447-4076 @IR_TomKuglin

The Billings Gazette's Tom Lutey and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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