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Donald Trump to headline Joni Ernst's ' Roast and Ride' event

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Donald Trump is scheduled to headline a key political event in Iowa hosted by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst.

A political action committee for the Iowa senator announced Tuesday the GOP nominee for president will attend Ernst's "Roast and Ride" fundraiser on Aug. 27 in Des Moines. An optional 42-mile motorcycle ride honoring veterans will conclude with a pork roast at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Tickets are $12 for children and $20 for adults.

The event is entering its second year. Several presidential hopefuls in the once-crowded GOP field attended the gathering last year in Boone.

Iowa Republican leaders including U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and Gov. Terry Branstad are scheduled to attend.

Ernst was considered a possible vice president pick for Trump. She spoke at the GOP national convention last month.

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