Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be holding a rally in Portland, Maine this afternoon, as a very busy week for the candidate nears a close.
Trump’s event will be held at the Merrill Auditorium, and it begins at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. It can be streamed in the embedded YouTube player via Right Side Broadcasting.
Thursday afternoon’s event is advertised as a town hall, although some of Trump’s previous town halls have more or less just been rallies with no questions taken from the audience. Trump is headed to Maine after spending most of Wednesday in Florida and Tuesday in Virginia.
Hillary Clinton is favored to win Maine in November, with a June poll showing her seven points ahead of Donald Trump. FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver’s election website, projects that Clinton has an 81.2 percent chance of taking Maine and its two electoral votes.
But unlike other solidly-blue states, Maine allows for a Republican candidate to pick up some electoral votes in individual congressional districts, meaning that even if the state doesn’t look to be turning red anytime soon, that isn’t to say stopping in is a waste of time. Trump last visited Maine in June.
The majority of other states Trump has recently held rallies in have been ones that the candidate could very conceivably win in November; after making his way through Florida and Virginia earlier this week, tomorrow Trump will head over to Iowa and then Wisconsin, the latter of which favors Clinton but the former of which is a tossup.