As Campaign Winds Down, Trump Supporters Show Up For One Last Scranton Rally

Nov 7, 2016

 

Jackie Dougherty of Kennett Square, Pa. waiting in line at a Donald Trump rally in Scranton, Pa.
Credit Eleanor Klibanoff / WPSU

Over the course of the last year, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence have made a number of stops in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Most of the supporters waiting in line outside the Lackawanna College Student Union on Monday afternoon knew the routine. 

But that doesn't mean they weren't excited. There were "Make America Great Again" hats, "Hillary for Prison" buttons and the new hot item for sale: t-shirts bearing the Trump name emblazoned over the presidential seal. On the day before the election, Trump's most ardent supporters were energized — and eager for the campaign to be over. 

Mike Keilor, of Hawley, Pennsylvania, said he's enjoyed the election season so far, but "I'm ready for it to be over. This is ... my last hurrah, coming to this one." 

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