• President Trump to visit Atlanta next week

    By: Greg Bluestein for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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    ATLANTA - President Donald Trump will headline a summit targeting prescription drug abuse next week in Atlanta that’s set to include more than 3,000 participants, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports

    Trump will address the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit on April 24 at 1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, said Kelly McCurdy, the event’s spokeswoman. It’s unclear if he will hold a rally or make any other public appearances while he’s in Georgia.

    This will be the president’s first visit to Georgia in 2019. He made several stops in 2018, including a rally for Gov. Brian Kemp in Macon and a tour of damage from Hurricane Michael. He also attended the college football title game in Atlanta.


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    The visit comes as a string of Democratic presidential hopefuls visit the state. A half-dozen contenders have already held rallies here, and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is set to hold an event in Atlanta on Wednesday.

    Trump carried the state by 5 percentage points in 2016, but Democrats hope to turn Georgia into a battleground state, buoyed by the narrow defeats of Stacey Abrams and other statewide candidates last year. 

    This story was written by Greg Bluestein for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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