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Trump holding rallies in Piedmont, Down East

Posted September 20

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Germain Arena, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Ft. Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

— Donald Trump is heading back to North Carolina's voter-rich Piedmont, but he's also making a stop where presidential candidates aren't normally seen — the rural Down East.

The Republican nominee scheduled two rallies in the battleground state Tuesday — first a midday event on the High Point University campus. Late in the afternoon Trump was expected in Kenansville at the Duplin County Events Center, commonly a locale for agricultural shows and festivals.

Trump has been coming to North Carolina nearly every week for public events. North Carolina is considered a must-win for Trump on the path to get enough electoral votes to win Nov. 8.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton visited Greensboro last week.


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  • B.c. Jimmy Sep 20, 10:54 a.m.
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    Trump takes n.c. by 2 points minimum.

  • Jeffrey Derry Sep 20, 9:38 a.m.
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    Trump with the people NC speaking to the Deplorables. Hillary fleecing the goats in private Chapel Hill for $$$$ Vote Trump-Pence 2016