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Trump is coming to Connecticut on Friday

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Donald Trump (AP Images) Donald Trump (AP Images)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Donald Trump is taking his campaign to Connecticut this week.

The republican presidential candidate will be at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford at 7 p.m. on Friday, according to a center spokesperson.

About 8,000 people can fit in the room where the event will be held, however it is unclear how many tickets will be sold.

There are plenty of supporters and critics who will be paying close attention to the campaign event.

Trump's message hit home with Lori Consalvo of Plainville. The busy mother of two doesn't have much free time, but over the last six months she said she has volunteered for the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign.

"I believe in him and I believe we should just give him a chance," Consalvo said.

Of course, not everyone is excited about Trump's stop in Connecticut. Some critics said they feel his temperament would be a bad fit for the Oval Office.

While people can disagree about Trump's policies, Hartford police said they are planning ahead.

"We are in full preparation mode. Our goal is to make it a safe event for everyone and anyone that attends, as well as limiting the impact on our city," said Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley.

He said the department received advance notice of the campaign event and investigators have already been discussing possible issues with state and federal authorities, including secret service.

Trump's Connecticut state headquarters opened on Wednesday in Berlin.

The Connecticut Democratic Party released a statement on Wednesday: "Donald Trump has run a campaign based on hatred and division. He has lied and insulted his way to the top of the Republican field. Trump's message may sit well with Chairman J.R. Romano and the base of Connecticut's Republican Party, but it will not sit well with Connecticut's women - who he has promised to punish if they seek an abortion, or with immigrants - who he has called rapists and murderers, or with Connecticut's Muslims - who he has promised to ban from entering the country. Donald Trump's proposals are dangerous and un-American, and Connecticut voters will soundly reject them this November. And make no mistake, Connecticut Republicans up and down the ballot will have to contend with Donald Trump as their standard bearer this election." 

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