President Trump in San Diego
Donald Trump speaks at an earlier rally in San Diego. MyNewsLA.com photo by Chris Stone

President Donald Trump is expected to make a rare visit to the Los Angeles area next week in his election battle with Joe Biden, and his campaign is running an email contest that ends Thursday night for “REAL Patriots” to win a trip to the Southern California appearance.

“I’m hosting a very important event soon, and rather than spend my time with the Hollywood ELITES who HATE US, I want to spend my time with REAL Patriots, like YOU,” the campaign email reads.

The sweepstakes — entries for which are due by 9 p.m. Thursday — offers a flight to Los Angeles, a hotel room and meal, along with a photo with Trump. The email did not give any details about the event, failing to specify an exact date or location.

Campaign officials tend to be tight-lipped about details of private, invitation-only fundraisers, and a representative for the Trump campaign could not be immediately reached for comment. Politico writer Alex Isenstadt, citing an invitation, reported that Trump will be in the Los Angeles area for a fundraiser on Tuesday.

The Trump Make America Great Again Committee — a joint fundraising effort between the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee — circulated a sweepstakes offer this week, urging supporters to make a contribution for a chance to win a trip to a Los Angeles event with Trump.

Trump rarely makes appearances in the heavily Democrat Los Angeles area, and the visits are primarily to attend private fundraisers. He was most recently in the area in February, when he attended fundraising events in Beverly Hills and met with organizers of the 2028 Olympic Games.

A Tuesday visit by Trump would likely be relatively brief. Trump is scheduled to hold campaign rallies in Tucson, Arizona, Monday night and in Flagstaff, Arizona, Tuesday night, according to his campaign website.

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