Ivanka Trump to visit Fort Collins high school Thursday

Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, will visit the Fort Collins charter school Liberty Common on Thursday as a surrogate for the Trump campaign, according to a report by the Coloradoan.

The event is closed to the public.

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Liberty Common is a tuition-free charter school for students in grades 7 through 12 located east of the Colorado State University campus. The principal is former Republican congressman Bob Schaffer, whose district included Larimer County.

In an interview with the Coloradoan, Colorado Trump campaign spokesperson Lydia Blaha described the younger Trump as “big on school choice and the charter school movement.”

Ivanka Trump is the first major party surrogate to visit Fort Collins for the election season.

Ivanka Trump is the executive vice president of the Trump Organization alongside her brothers, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. The Trump Organization is the primary company that handles Donald Trump’s assets and is also run by her father.

She is also considered to be one of her father’s closest political advisors and was the keynote speaker during the Republican National Convention last July.

Ivanka Trump met with female Republican legislators on Tuesday as part of the campaign’s efforts to appeal to women voters by introducing proposals calling for lower child-care costs on behalf of her father. Among the proposals was a guarantee to provide six weeks of paid maternity leave, which would be financed through savings gained from removing fraud in unemployment insurance programs.

As of Monday, Ivanka Trump is now under the protection of the US Secret Service.

Donald Trump is currently trailing Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton by 6 percentage points according to a poll conducted by The Wall Street Journal and NBC News. According to a Real Clear Politics poll, Donald Trump trails Clinton by 3.7 percentage points.

Collegian reporter Gabriel Go can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @rgabrielgo.