ELKHART — President Donald Trump will be going to a larger venue than first planned for his northern Indiana campaign rally just two days after voters decide the state's bitterly fought Republican U.S. Senate primary.
Trump's campaign announced Sunday that the rally set for 7 p.m. Thursday will be held at Elkhart's North Side Middle School gymnasium. The rally had initially been planned for the Atlantic Aviation hangar at South Bend International Airport. North Side gym seats 7,373 people.
Those who want to attend the rally can register for up to two tickets per cell phone number by going to the campaign's website www.donaldjtrump.com.
The campaign staff said Vice President Mike Pence, former Indiana governor, will join Trump at the rally.
"No Hoosier rally would be complete without Vice President Mike Pence," said Michael Glassner, chief operating officer for the Trump campaign organization. "We are delighted the vice president can join President Trump Thursday to celebrate the booming economy that's helping families throughout Indiana. President Trump will also use the rally to remind voters of their unique opportunity to support his America First agenda with an expanded GOP majority in the Senate mid-term elections this fall by replacing Sen. Joe Donnelly with our GOP nominee."
Trump's rally will be a short drive from Democratic Donnelly's South Bend-area home. Donnelly is a top GOP target this year, although Republicans could face divisions following the contentious Senate primary campaign between U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita and former state Rep. Mike Braun.