Hillary Clinton returns to South Florida for final campaign push


Hillary Clinton is making one more swing through the Sunshine State.

The Clinton campaign announced the Democratic nominee will return to Florida on Saturday to urge Floridians to vote early. Clinton is expected to attend a public event in South Florida. No additional details about the event were available Thursday.

This weekend marks the final weekend of the early voting period, and Clinton won’t be the only one stumping through Florida.

Mike Pence, the Indiana governor and Republican vice presidential nominee, is scheduled to attend a rally at 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Ballroom, 5910 S.W. 8th St. in Miami. Republican nominee Donald Trump, according to his campaign schedule, is not expected to return to Florida before the election.

Pence won’t be the only vice presidential hopeful in Florida this weekend. Tim Kaine is scheduled to hold a get-out-the-vote event at 5:15 p.m. at the Florida Institute of Technology, 3011 Panther Place in Melbourne.

He’ll then head across the state for events up and down the Gulf Coast on Saturday. He’ll start with an event at 1:30 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern State College, Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus, 8099 College Parkway in Fort Myers. He’s then scheduled to attend a canvassing event at 4:45 p.m. at the Sarasota Democratic National Committee Organizing Office, 1963 12th St., Unit A in Sarasota.

The Virginia senator will wrap up his day at 6 p.m. at a rally at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. He won’t be alone: Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi is also scheduled hold a get-out-the-vote concert at the State Theatre.

And the Clinton campaign may have saved its best surrogate for last. On Sunday, President Barack Obama will hold a get-out-the-vote event at 1:30 p.m. the Osceola County Stadium, 631 Heritage Park Way in Kissimmee.

Clinton and Trump are in a dead heat in Florida, with the latest RealClearPolitics polling average showing the two were tied.

Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster


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