Florida supporters hit streets in New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, NH (WFLA) – The clock is ticking as the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are trying to reach voters at rallies and town halls. On the ground and in the snow they have teams going door to door.

“We played football together,” said Alexander Trujillo who flew up with his family and friends from Miami.

Trujillo has known Senator Marco Rubio since their teenage years.

“After he said he wanted to be a lawyer he said he wanted to be the first Hispanic president of the United States,” said Trujillo who spent his Saturday away from the warmth of south Florida, in New Hampshire knocking on doors.

“So far it seems to be received well, we’ve gotten a few people to say that they’re going to be supporting Marco,” said Trujillo.

While Miami Rubio supporters are out in the snow others are inside making phone calls, all trying to get to voters in New Hampshire. Some of those voters are tired.

“It’s kind of irritating because we’ve gone through a year, after year, after year and we see hoards of people coming around,” said Mo Belanger.  “Oh yeah, we never take a phone call.”

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn also left the Florida temps for New Hampshire.

“I’ve got new boots I’m warm so far.” Buckhorn flew up for the weekend to campaign for Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn with WFLA Candace McCowen, center, Brittany Vollmer, right, and Maurice Capobianco, left.


“This is the way politics should be done, retail level, house by house, street by street.  I think the race is going to be tighter than the polls would have you believe but we also recognize it’s a tough place for Senator Clinton,” said Buckhorn who tells News Channel 8 he paid for the trip on his own dime.

“I’m sure there’s a little voter fatigue but also understand that they play an important role in this process,” said Buckhorn.

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