President Donald Trump will be touching down Sept. 26 in central Pennsylvania for a reelection rally.
The event will be held at a hanger owned by AvFlight Corp at the Harrisburg International Airport in Lower Swatara Township. The private company services general aviation such as corporate aircraft and private charters flying in and out of the airport.
The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is being billed as the “Great American Comeback Event.”
Tickets are still available on a first-come, first-served basis with an allotment of two tickets per mobile number. Ticket reservations can be made at events.donaldjtrump.com.
HIA is coordinating parking for the rally and will open its long term parking lot at 7 a.m., said Scott Miller, deputy director of business development and strategic marketing with the airport.
The long term parking lot had been closed in May as the coronavirus pandemic had led to a decrease in demand for parking spots. It’ll cost $10 (the airport’s normal daily fee) to park in the lot.
Buses will begin shuttling attendees from the lot starting at 10 a.m., Miller said, adding the airport’s parking garage will be used for overflow parking.
Portable bathrooms and food and drink options will be available.
Those attending will want to travel light for the event. A list of prohibited items includes dozens of items such as laser pointers, pepper spray, coolers, chairs and selfie sticks as well as balloons, noisemakers, signs and banners.
Attendees will be required to pass through a security check point and a temperature check. In addition, the campaign is providing hand sanitizer and masks.
Pennsylvania is a key swing state for the presidential race. Both Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, the former vice president, have made several visits to the Keystone State in recent months.
Earlier this week, Trump held a rally at Pittsburgh International Airport. Last week, Biden visited Scranton, where he grew up, for a town hall hosted by CNN.
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According to two new polls, but both surveys indicate an increasingly tight race in Pa., with Biden in the lead. A Franklin & Marshall College poll gives the Democratic presidential nominee a 6-point edge over Trump among likely voters. However, a Great Lakes Poll also found Biden with an edge of only 2.7 percentage points in Pennsylvania. In both surveys, the edge for Biden was within the margin of error.
Trump won Pennsylvania by less than a percentage point in 2016, but his victory here was a key step in winning the election. Biden is aiming to move Pennsylvania back to the blue column.