DNC 2016: Scranton mayor working to get city prepared for candidate’s visits

By Bill O’Boyle - [email protected] | July 27th, 2016 5:33 pm - updated: 2:11 pm.

PHILADELPHIA — Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright is a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, but even though he is attending the DNC, his mind was on his city Wednesday morning.

Courtright was constantly on his cell phone in the lobby of the Doubletree Center City Hotel, where the Pennsylvania Delegation is staying. He was talking to his chief of police, his secretary and others about the preparations for Wednesday’s visit by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Trump was at Lackawanna College for a rally.

Courtright expected parking and traffic to be major issues in the city’s downtown.

Courtright said Trump’s visit is just the beginning of many visits by candidates and surrogates between now and the November election. Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Scranton on Aug. 15 with Vice President Joe Biden.

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By Bill O’Boyle

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