With less than a week to go before Delaware’s presidential primary vote, Republican front-runner Donald Trump will make his first campaign stop in the state.
Trump will talk to supporters at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Trump’s rally will be held at the Quillen Arena on the fairgrounds property in Kent County.
Trump’s appearance at a venue in the southern portion of the state may be a reflection of the higher number of conservative-leaning Republicans in the southern portion of the state. In 2012, Republican Mitt Romney won Sussex County over President Obama with 56 percent of the vote. President Obama won in Kent County, but only with 51 percent of the vote. Obama took 66 percent of the vote in New Castle County.
So far, Trump would be the only candidate to make a public appearance in Delaware during the primary season. On Tuesday, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield held an ice cream social in Wilmington to support Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.