Clinton campaigns in Thonotosassa, Orlando

Hillary Clinton in Orlando Wednesday.

ORLANDO, FL – Hillary Clinton stopped in the Tampa Bay area Wednesday for a fundraiser before rallying voters in Orlando.

The democratic front runner held a morning fundraiser at the home of former Florida CFO Alex Sink in Thonotosassa. Tickets started at $500 to several thousand. Clinton is also expected to make two other fundraising stops in Florida Wednesday.

Clinton in Thonotosassa at the home of former FLorida CFO Alex Sink. Photo courtesy Ed Lally
Clinton in Thonotosassa at the home of former Florida CFO Alex Sink. Photo courtesy Ed Lally

Hundreds also gathered in Orlando Wednesday for a campaign rally. “We are a nation of immigrants, we need to understand that and support it,” said Clinton as she tried to appeal to Florida’s diversity while also taking aim at republican candidates.

“They seem more interested in seeing who can say the most offensive and insulting comments, you’ve heard what they’ve said… They’ve insulted Latinos, women, Muslims. They seem determined to insult absolutely everybody. They’re out trumping Trump if you will,” said Clinton.

But Republican Party of Florida Wadi Gaitan said Clinton is the one who is losing.  “If you see a recent poll that come out 54 percent of Floridians have a negative approval of Hillary Clinton,” said Gaitan.

“Fundraising doesn’t win you the votes in Florida. Actually being involved in the community and it’s very important because we are the largest swing state,” added Gaitan.

Clinton recently released her infrastructure plan and took a shot at Florida’s governor. “Do you really want to put responsibility for funding Florida’s infrastructure in the hands of Rick Scott?  I don’t know if you know this, but he sent 2 billion dollars back to Washington that would’ve been spent on infrastructure right here in Florida,” said Clinton.

“So if we actually applied what our governor and our conservative policy here in Florida in Washington D.C., we would see a growth in our economy,” said Gaitan.

Clinton is headed to New Hampshire Thursday to continue campaigning. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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