Ivanka Trump tours female-led plant in southwest Ohio

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka toured a southwest Ohio manufacturing plant and met with workers and businesswomen in a Republican-dominated region in the swing state. Angela Phillips, the CEO and owner of Middletown Tube Works, guided the visit Thursday that included a...

 
              Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, tours Middletown Tube Works, a welded steel tube supplier, alongside owner Angela Phillips, left, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Middletown, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka toured a southwest Ohio manufacturing plant and met with workers and businesswomen in a Republican-dominated region in the swing state.

Angela Phillips, the CEO and owner of Middletown Tube Works, guided the visit Thursday that included a forum with local businesswomen.

Middletown, some 30 miles north of Cincinnati, is a steel-mill city within a stretch of counties that have voted heavily for the GOP nominees in recent presidential elections.

Trump's eldest daughter is one of his closest advisers and has played a highly visible role in the campaign, including appearing in a recent TV ad.

The Trump campaign scrubbed a planned fundraising event featuring Ivanka Trump later Thursday in hurricane-threatened Florida.

Her father plans an Oct. 13 rally in downtown Cincinnati.

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