Trump In The Triad, Clinton In Charlotte As Election Season Heats Up
The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates will be in North Carolina Monday, stumping in one of the most closely contested states of this election cycle.
Newly-minted Republican nominee Donald Trump will stop in Winston-Salem at 8:00 p.m., visiting the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Annex. Several high-profile Republicans will join him, including running mate Mike Pence, Gov. Pat McCrory, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, and U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx.
Trump is fresh off accepting the nomination at the Republican National Convention, which ended Thursday.
Meanwhile, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was scheduled to visit Charlotte Monday morning to address the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention. More than 10,000 veterans are expected to attend.
Trump plans to address the same group on Tuesday.
Clinton is expected to accept her party’s nomination this week, with the Democratic National Convention getting underway Monday in Philadelphia.
The fact that both candidates are appearing in North Carolina at the same time underscores the importance of the state on the 2016 electoral map. The Real Clear Politics average of polls shows Clinton and Trump within only a few percentage points of each other.
It’s yet to be seen how each candidate’s VP picks and conventions will affect public opinion going forward.