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Lines Already Formed For Trump’s Speech Tonight In Wilkes-Barre Township

October 10, 2016 GMT

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Mary Lou Kachel sat before the doors of the Mohegan Sun Arena, one of the first in line for tonight’s Donald Trump campaign rally. The 59-year-old Berks County resident and her sister drove straight for the arena after last night’s presidential debate. She said they weren’t allowed to form a line at that point, so they slept in the parking lot on a mattress in the back of her car. “This is the first time I’ve been this dedicated to politics, this passionate,” Kachel said, sporting a camouflaged hat with the candidate’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Kachel and more than 20 others had already staked out their spots in line Monday morning in anticipation of Trump’s second campaign visit to the Wilkes-Barre area. Doors for tonight’s 7 p.m. rally open at 4 p.m. Admission is free on a first come, first served basis. Check back for updates or follow Sarah Scinto (@sscintoCV), Bill Wellock (@CVBillW), Charlotte Jacobson (@CVcljacobson) and Bob Kalinowski (@cvbobkal) for live coverage on Twitter. sscinto@citizensvoice.com, 570-821-2048, @sscintoCV