LATROBE, Pa. (KDKA) — President Donald Trump’s visit to Latrobe puts this region’s second-largest county in the spotlight.
There are very good reasons why Westmoreland County is getting this special attention. In 2016, Trump carried Westmoreland County with 64 percent of the vote, a 57,000 vote margin over Hillary Clinton.
This year, local Republicans think Pres. Trump can do even better.
“Westmoreland County is a huge hotspot of support for him in Pennsylvania,” says Bill Bretz, chair of the Westmoreland Republican Party. “It’s going to be key for carrying the state for him, and he recognizes the significance of our area.”
Westmoreland Republicans are aiming high this year.
“Seventy percent is his goal,” says Sean Kertes, a Republican and chair of the Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners.