HERMON – We are nearly two weeks away from Election Day. On Monday, hundreds of people gathered in Hermon to hear Vice President Mike Pence speak at a Make America Great Again rally.
“Northern Maine said yes to President Donald Trump in 2016,” Pence said. “I know northern Maine’s going to say yes to four more years of President Donald Trump in 2020.”
Supporters packed into the venue at Dysart’s Truck Stop, some denied entry once capacity was reached.
Inside the venue, people cheered in support as pence talked about what the president has done, and plans to do.
“It’s great. I love it. It’s just a good, vibrant, happy, joyful crowd of people and a real love of our country in America,” one supporter said.
Jake Levasseur, from Bangor, said, “I came to hear the message. I came with my family. We’re big Trump supporters. I’m honestly just here to see everyone get together and support.”
Among the topics pence covered — a COVID-19 vaccine, law enforcement, businesses, and Supreme Court Justice Nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.
Maine’s second congressional district is seen as critical for a candidate to win.
Former governor Paul LePage spoke before Pence and urged voters to also keep Susan Collins in office.
“In this election, it’s not going to be so much whether America ends up more republican or more democrat. More red or more blue. More liberal or more conservative,” Pence said. “I think the choice in this election is whether America remains America.”
The Vice President’s next stop was in Pennsylvania.