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Trump Visits Estero as FL Lt. Gov. Candidate Hosts Anti-MAGA Newser

John Davis
Two women wear items in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis outside Hertz Arena in anticipation of tonight's rally with President Donald Trump.

With less than a week to go before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is planning a campaign stop in Estero tonight.

People were already lined up late last night and early this morning. Today on Gulf Coast Live, we'll hear from some of the people already waiting outside Hertz Arena, formerly known as Germain Arena.


Meanwhile, just one mile away, Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Chris King held a news conference to denounce what he calls “lies” being spread by Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis and President Trump.


WGCU's Andrea Perdomo was at the newser this morning and joins Gulf Coast Live with an update.


Plus, we’ll have discussion and analysis of this week’s events with Florida Gulf Coast University political science professors, Dr. Peter Bergerson and Dr. Roger Green.

Rachel Iacovone is a reporter and associate producer of Gulf Coast Live for WGCU News. Rachel came to WGCU as an intern in 2016, during the presidential race. She went on to cover Florida Gulf Coast University students at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Capitol Hill and Southwest Floridians in attendance at the following day's Women's March on Washington.Rachel was first contacted by WGCU when she was managing editor of FGCU's student-run media group, Eagle News. She helped take Eagle News from a weekly newspaper to a daily online publication with TV and radio branches within two years, winning the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Best Use of Multimedia in a cross-platform series she led for National Coming Out Day. She also won the Mark of Excellence Award for Feature Writing for her five-month coverage of an FGCU student's transition from male to female.As a WGCU reporter, she produced the first radio story in WGCU's Curious Gulf Coast project, which answered the question: Does SWFL Have More Cases of Pediatric Cancer?Rachel graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.
Andrea Perdomo is a reporter for WGCU News. She started her career in public radio as an intern for the Miami-based NPR station, WLRN. Andrea graduated from Florida International University, where she was a contributing writer for the student-run newspaper, The Panther Press, and was also a member of the university's Society of Professional Journalists chapter.