PENSACOLA, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - President Donald Trump will hold a rally in the conservative stronghold of Pensacola next week, according to an announcement Friday from his political committee.
The Dec. 8 event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Pensacola Bay Center, and it will be the Trump's fourth appearance in Pensacola since he began running for president in 2015.
The timing of the rally “could not be better,” Michael Glassner, executive director of Donald Trump for President, said in a news release. “Nothing inspires President Trump as much as connecting with hard working Americans at campaign rallies across the country. He especially enjoys meeting with our courageous veterans and their families at these patriotic events,” Glassner said.
The Panhandle event will take place just four days before a critical election across the border in Alabama. Roy Moore, a conservative firebrand twice thrown off the Alabama Supreme Court, is the Republican nominee in a U.S. Senate race.
Moore has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior with several women, including one as young as 14. Several women alleged that Moore, now 70, made sexual advances when they were in their teens and he was in his 30s. Many Republicans, including Florida Gov. Rick Scott, have called for Moore to step down from the race.
But Trump, a close ally of Scott, is supporting Moore. Pensacola is in the same media market as areas such as Mobile, Ala.