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    Donald Trump Jr. urged people in Maine to support his father Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016)

    The Trump campaign continues to give Maine's second congressional district an unusual amount of attention, deploying the candidate's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., to the area Tuesday.

    Trump Jr. made three stops in the Lewiston Auburn area, giving stump speeches, taking selfies, and giving little time to reporters following him.

    "There is a hidden movement that's not being picked up in polls, it's not going to be picked up in the media," Trump Jr. told supporters at the Androscoggin GOP office in Auburn.

    He told necn that the Trump campaign doesn't believe the latest national polls, that show the Republican nominee for president losing to Hillary Clinton.

    "I think the media will do whatever they can do to suppress him," Trump's son said.

    Trump supporter and Maine Gov. Paul LePage echoed that message at a campaign stop at Simones' hot dog stand in Lewiston.

    "I trailed in the polls the night before, and I got elected by more votes than any other governor in Maine state history," LePage said.

    In the 2014 race, many polls actually had LePage ahead, or in a tight race with Democratic challenger Mike Michaud.

    LePage told reporters in Lewiston that he believes the media has decided the presidential race.

    "You can try to spin the election all you want, but the people got your game," LePage said. "They've got it all figured out. People are going to vote for the right person."

    The Trump campaign has had four rallies in Maine this election season, and both Eric and Donald Trump Jr. have made stops throughout the second congressional district. The campaign is hoping to pick up at least one electoral college vote in Maine, one of the only states in the nation that awards electoral votes by district rather than a "winner takes all" system.

    Trump has maintained a strong lead in the northern, more conservative half of the state until recently. According to pollster Five Thirty Eight, the race is now a toss-up in the district.

    "The polls are about useless," said Trump supporter D.C. Dempsey at Trump Jr.'s stop at a gun shop in Gray.

    "It's the policies that we should be listening to, not the personality fest that the media is making it about," said Cathy Nichols at the campaign stop in Lewiston.

    Whether they believe the polls or not, the Trump campaign is moving into its "Get out the vote" phase. Donald Trump Jr. urged supporters in Auburn to make "500 phone calls each" and knock on twice as many doors in the days leading up to Nov. 8.

    Eric Trump hit the campaign trail in New Hampshire Tuesday. He was making stops in Nashua, Manchester, Salem and Portsmouth.

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