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Donald Trump Jr., son of President Donald Trump, speaks during a campaign rally for Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte on Friday in Hamilton. Montana Sen. Steve Daines, seated at right next to Gianforte, also spoke at the event.

TOM BAUER, Missoulian

HELENA — Donald Trump Jr. will return to Montana next week, appearing in Helena, Great Falls and Sidney to campaign for Greg Gianforte.

Trump Jr. will speak at the Kleffner Ranch in Helena at 9 a.m. on May 11, Lewis and Clark County Central Committee Chairman Joe Dooling confirmed. Tickets will be $10.

Gianforte will also attend the Helena event, he said.

The president's oldest son will then appear that afternoon at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Sidney. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Admission costs $10. Register at

Details on the Great Falls event were not yet available.

Gianforte is running to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who resigned Montana’s only U.S. House seat in early March to become a Trump Cabinet member. His main opponent is Democrat Rob Quist, a Montana musician from Creston. Inverness rancher Mark Wicks is the Libertarian candidate.

Election Day is Thursday, May 25. Absentee ballots can be picked up at elections offices today for early voting. Ballots were mailed out May 1.

While the event is still being organized, Dooling expects Trump Jr. to talk about national issues and what President Donald Trump is working on.

Trump Jr. recently campaigned in Montana on behalf of Gianforte, speaking in Kalispell, Hamilton and Billings.

The Gazette's Tom Lutey contributed to this report.