HERMON – Vice President Mike Pence had a loyal following at his campaign event Monday in Maine.
However, not everyone was there to support him.
With the election around the corner, the “Make America Great Again” rally was in full force Monday at Dysart’s in Hermon.
Prior to Mike Pence’s arrival, his supporters made themselves known.
Pam Howe, a Hartland resident, was one of hundreds supporters and she says she couldn’t believe that she had an opportunity to see the vice president.
“I am stunned that it is happening and stunned at the crowd already two hours early,” Howe said.
Howe added people who plan on voting for democrat Joe Biden need to do their homework before casting their vote.
“Check it out and make sure that’s really who you want to vote for, because there is so much negative, you need to check it out and know what you want in your future,” Howe said.
Only a handful of protesters were visible at Monday morning’s rally.
Julia Bate is thinking a lot about the future of the country.
“Women’s rights, LGBTQ, Black rights, like everything is on the line here,” Bate, who showed up in Hermon to protest the visit, said. “It’s important we use our voice in a way that can help people and not discriminate and not have people feel hated.”
One man believed he was outnumbered by the people at the campaign rally.
As an anti-trump protester, he says by showing up, he hopes to make people think.
“Trump supporters really need to think about who they are voting for,” the man said. “Simple as that.”
According to one protester, people at Monday’s event were civil regardless of whether they were Trump or Biden supporters. On both sides, the people our news team spoke with said all interactions were friendly and civil.
Monday’s rally further validates the overwhelming support Pence and Trump have in the 2nd District in Maine.
But, come Election Day, as we have seen in years past, anything can happen.