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Women for Trump make stop in Omaha

Posted at 6:32 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 19:35:11-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Trump supporters celebrated the opening of a new campaign office in Omaha on Thursday. Governor Pete Ricketts and others called on the Republican base to get out and vote in the upcoming election.

“This is going to be a tough election. We know the Democrats are going to try and come out in force and take away all the gains that we have made here in this country. We have to make sure our voters show up too,” said Ricketts.

Ricketts spoke at the new Trump Victory field office in Omaha, which opened on Thursday. He says those votes matter because it could be the difference between four more years of President Trump or having an administration he’s critical of.

“This congressional district could make the difference between President Trump or us having to deal with an administration who is going to think socialist policy is a good idea,” said Ricketts.

Other speakers like Omaha City Council Member Rich Pahls and Nebraska Senator Lou Ann Linehan also chimed in.

“We need to make sure that Nebraska sticks to its beliefs, which are conservative. This is a conservative state, and this is a conservative district. We need to make sure that we not only re-elect our president, but we must re-elect Don Bacon,” said Linehan.

The Women for Trump bus tour also made a stop in Omaha for the event. They called Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Sen. Bernie Sanders socialists.

“Socialism has no place in America. It is a failed experiment. People come here to live the American dream so our children can have a better life and it is our turn to stop the socialists,” said Mercedes Schlapp.

The bus tour also made a stop in Des Moines, IA, Thursday.