Trump rally confirmed for Adams County

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a Rally in Conroe, Texas, in January.
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a Rally in Conroe, Texas, in January.(Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune)
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 5:21 PM CDT
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QUINCY (WGEM) - Former President Donald Trump will speak at a Save America rally at the Adams County fairgrounds on June 25 at 7 p.m., according to Quincy Mayor Mike Troup.

Trump will be at the event in support of Republican Congresswoman Mary Miller.

Miller is in a tight race for the Illinois 15th Congressional District against Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville). The downstate Republicans were drawn into the same district by Democratic state lawmakers during the redistricting process in Springfield.

In a release Thursday afternoon Congresswoman Mary Miller said she is excited to welcome President Trump to the 15th District, stating, “I’m honored President Trump is coming to the Quincy area to hold a rally after endorsing me over RINO Rodney Davis, who stabbed President Trump in the back by voting for the sham January 6th Commission,” MIller said. “Downstate Illinois misses President Trump’s strong America First leadership, which delivered secure borders, a booming economy, and energy independence. I am Illinois’ conservative, America First voice in Congress, unlike RINO Rodney Davis who supports red flag gun confiscation and amnesty for illegal immigrants.”

Rodney Davis, Republican candidate for Congress in the 15th District, also released a statement, saying, “I would hope President Trump and Republican voters are aware of the baggage Mary Miller has, including a convicted pedophile serving as her personal driver, her rhetoric encouraging illegal immigration, her vote with the Socialist Squad to defund the military, and her close ties to an anti-Trump Super PAC. Time and again, Mary Miller has put America last in Congress.”

Trump’s visit will come just three days before the June 28th Illinois primary election.

Organizers said tickets will be required to attend the event. Ticket holders will be allowed on the fairgrounds starting at 2 p.m., five hours before Trump is scheduled to speak.

Quincy Mayor said Illinois State Police and Adams County Sheriff’s deputies will be working, and the fire and police departments will be at the airport when Trump’s plane lands and takes off.

“We will end up paying overtime for our staff and I don’t know that any of that is reimbursable so it will be an added expense. But there’s a lot of people are going to be coming to visit or listen,” Troup said.

Troup said there could be between 25,000 and 30,000 people at the rally.

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