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President Trump to Hold Campaign Rally at UTC On Sunday

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Just before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump will visit Chattanooga to campaign for U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn, who is a Republican seeking to replace retiring U.S. Senator Bob Corker. Blackburn is a tight race with Democrat Phil Bredesen, the state's former Governor.

Trump will appear at the McKenzie Arena on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus for a rally that begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 4. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Tickets to the event are free, but preregistration is required.

In an email to UTC students, UTC officials said Trump’s campaign rented the arena for the rally.

“The event security and area will be planned, organized and controlled by the U.S. Secret Service,” officials said. “Other security officials, including a full complement of Chattanooga police, UTC police and members of other law enforcement agencies will work together to coordinate traffic and ensure campus safety and security, including within the campus and in residential areas.”

Earlier that day, Trump will appear at a rally in Macon, Georgia. Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams are competing in a close, sometimes-controversial race to be Georgia's next governor.