The presidential election ramps up this week in Central Florida with President Donald Trump kicking off his bid for a second term in Orlando on Tuesday.
The Trump team is pulling out all the stops with plans to hold a "45 Fest" at the Amway Center before Trump and Vice President Mike Pence launch their reelection effort.
“The president’s historic announcement of his second term presidential run has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests and will draw an enormous crowd,” said Michael Glassner, the chief operating officer of Trump’s campaign, on Friday “That’s why we’ve organized our first 45 Fest outside the Amway Center. We’ll have delicious food, live music, big screens, and a great time for all of our guests. Inside and out, the excitement at this Trump rally will be something to remember as President Trump makes history."
The Florida Democratic Party also ramped up last week, launching its Organizing Corps 2020 program as “more than 90 new paid Democratic organizers will begin organizing communities across the state, reminding voters what is at stake in 2020, and laying the groundwork to defeat Donald Trump in Florida.”
Terrie Rizzo, the chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, weighed in on the new staffers.
“The Florida Organizing Corps is an integral part of the grassroots infrastructure needed to defeat Trump in Florida while investing in the next generation of Florida's Democratic leaders. Young Floridians know too well the importance of the 2020 election, and we saw an outpouring of applicants wanting to fight back against Trump’s anti-immigrant, anti-student, anti-Florida agenda. We welcome our new staff with open arms, and while the election is more than 500 days away, Florida Democrats aren’t taking anything for granted and we are beginning to organize today. Our early efforts are key to evicting Donald Trump from the White House in 2020,” she said as she launched the program last week.
In the meantime, Trump tweeted out last week that his campaign has received more than 70,000 requests for tickets in the 20,000 seat area.