Hillary Clinton returns to Tampa on Wednesday for an afternoon rally at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
Early, in-person voting began Monday in the region, and mail voting has been going on for weeks. Her two-day visit is intended to boost early voting turnout among her supporters. The former secretary of state, who turns 69 today, has been focusing much of her attention on the battleground state.
On Monday, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine held two back-to-back events in Miami and Palm Beach. Clinton is holding rallies in Tampa and Lake Worth on Wednesday. Additionally, President Barack Obama will speak in support of Clinton during a campaign rally in Orlando on October 28.
Without Florida’s 29 electoral votes, it is virtually impossible for GOP nominee Donald Trump to win the presidency.
In Florida, which is one of the most highly contested swing states, the race is still tight with Clinton having a 1.6-lead over Trump, according to a Real Clear Politics poll average.
The early-vote rally at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive in Tampa, begins at 2:45 p.m., with people allowed in at 12:15 p.m. Those who wish to attend the event can register on Clinton’s campaign website. Wednesday’s rally can be viewed in the embedded YouTube player.
Trump is also making a swing through the battleground state with five rallies including stops in Sanford and Tallahassee on Tuesday. Trump drew about 15,000 people to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Monday night.