Donald Trump will be in Lakeland Wednesday, hosting a 3 P.M. rally at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.
More than 7,000 people are expected to attend Trump’s rally in Lakeland, according to Lakeland Police Department. At least one republican state Rep. from Lakeland won’t be included in that number. Rep. Colleen Burton tells the Lakeland Ledger while she still plans to vote for Trump, she cannot in good faith campaign for him after the recent press coverage of his comments about grabbing women.
A large group of women plan to protest at the event in a designated area following Trump's comments about grabbing women and his dismissal as "just locker room talk."
Trump is also expected to clarify his tweet where he stated, “it's nice to have the shackles taken off” his campaign, as he declares war on the Republican establishment, lashing out at House Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. John McCain, and other GOP elected officials.
Doors open at noon, the rally starts at 3 PM, and we're told Trump will talk for about an hour.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are spending significant amounts of time in the sunshine state. Trump will start his day Wednesday in Ocala, then heading to Lakeland in the afternoon and West Palm Beach Thursday before making his way to Cincinatti, Ohio. Hillary Clinton spent Tuesday in Miami, as her husband Bill campaigned for her in Safety Harbor.
It is coming down to a ground game, where both candidates will visit as many areas as they can to persuade voters to register and cast a ballot for them next month.
Both Clinton and Trump know it’s essential to win in Florida.
Florida is a swing state with 29 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win; so winning here is crucial.
For Trump, the sunshine state is particularly important. He trails behind Clinton by a 5% margin, in Florida he is only behind by 3%, according to Real Clear Politics.
With early voting already in full swing, Trump and Clinton are making a mad dash to the finish line.
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