Republican rally and Trump Train scheduled for Sunday

WINCHESTER — Local Republicans plan to hold a large rally on Sunday in support of President Donald Trump and several state and local Republican candidates running in the Nov. 3 election. “Freedom Rally” will take place from 1-5 p.m. at Cloverdale Barn at 2368 Cedar Creek Grade in Frederick County. The event is being organized by county resident and gun rights activist Susan Shick, along with the Frederick County Chapter of Second Amendment Supporters. Shick said about 1,000 people are expected to attend. The event is free and open to anyone. “It’s the largest Republican rally so far locally,” Shick said. “And it’s probably the largest stuff that’s been held since the COVID started.” Speakers will include 29th District House of Delegates candidate Bill Wiley, Attorney General candidate Chuck Smith, Wendy Gade — wife of Republican Senate candidate Daniel Gade and Frederick County Board of Supervisors candidate Dave Stegmaier. Shick said someone from the Aliscia Andrews campaign, very likely Andrews herself, will speak. Andrews is challenging incumbent Democrat Jennifer Wexton for the 10th District seat in the U.S House of Representatives. A “Trump Train” before the rally will feature cars, trucks, tractor-trailers and motorcycles decorated with signs to show support for Trump. Shick estimates that 450 to 500 vehicles will be participating. The Trump Train will kick off at 11:30 a.m. in western Loudoun County before arriving at the rally at about 1 p.m. Originally, Shick said she wasn’t sure the event could be pulled off due to difficulty […]

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