Trump to hold campaign rally in Pennsylvania next month

Trump to hold campaign rally in Pennsylvania next month
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President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE is slated to hold a campaign rally in Pennsylvania next month as he seeks to keep the Keystone State in his column in next year's election.

The event is set to take place on Dec. 10 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa., the Trump campaign announced Thursday. The center contains 10,500 seats.

“Pennsylvania is booming thanks to President Trump and jobs are coming back to the state,” Michael Glassner, the Trump campaign’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “President Trump is delivering on his promises, and he looks forward to celebrating those successes with the great men and women of Pennsylvania.” 


The rally comes as Trump seeks to shore up support in Pennsylvania and other states that he won during the 2016 election as he faces a mounting impeachment inquiry in the House centered on his efforts to get Ukraine to launch politically charged investigations.

Trump won Pennsylvania over Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAmerica departs Afghanistan as China arrives Young, diverse voters fueled Biden victory over Trump McConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by 'the end of the year' MORE by less than 1 point in 2016. Democrats had previously won the state in every presidential race since 1992.

Recent polls have flashed warning signs for Trump, indicating that he faces an uphill battle to win reelection in the crucial swing state.

A Muhlenberg College and Morning Call poll released last week showed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Manchin, Biden huddle amid talk of breaking up T package Overnight Energy: 5 takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline attack | Colonial aims to 'substantially' restore pipeline operations by end of week | Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE with a 9-point lead in a head-to-head matchup with Trump, while Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Infrastructure, Cheney ouster on deck as Congress returns Warren says she'll run for reelection to Senate MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Outrage rises among liberals over Israel On The Money: Biden says workers can't turn down job and get benefits | Treasury launches state and local aid | Businesses jump into vax push Symone Sanders 'hurt' at being passed over for press secretary: report MORE (I-Vt.) each held 5-point leads over the president.

Democrats also scored significant wins in this year’s local elections in the Philadelphia suburbs, an area that is home to some of the most hotly contested voters in the country.

Democratic candidates won or maintained majorities in the councils of three Philadelphia-area "collar counties" earlier this month, a cautionary tale for the GOP’s chances in the nation’s suburbs.   

Hershey is located in Dauphin County, which Trump lost to Clinton by just under 3 points in 2016.