Graham, McMaster to join Trump at his first public 2024 presidential campaign rally

Trump's previous appearances have been virtual or in front of invited guests in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.

Updated: January 18, 2023 - 8:24am

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Former President Trump will be joined by Sen. Lindsey Graham and Gov. Henry McMaster, South Carolina Republicans, at his first public 2024 presidential campaign event. 

Trump plans to unveil his South Carolina leadership team at the Jan. 28 event in Columbia, S.C., his campaign announced Tuesday. He will also be joined by state lawmakers and members of the South Carolina Republican congressional delegation.

GOP Reps. Russel Fry and William Timmons are among those who have already confirmed they will attend, according to The Associated Press.

The rollout, which is Trump's first public campaign event since launching his 2024 bid in November, is scheduled to have "500 attendees," according to South Carolina state officials. Trump's previous appearances have been virtual or in front of invited guests at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.

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