TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – On Wednesday Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton held a rally in Tampa.
Clinton’s campaign estimates around 4,500 people attended the event, which was held at Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park. Wednesday marked the former secretary of state’s 69th birthday and she didn’t take the day off, as the race for Florida continues to be a tight one.
New polls show Florida will be a battle to the finish. A Florida Atlantic University poll shows Clinton is three points ahead of Donald Trump in Florida. Meanwhile, a Bloomberg poll shows Trump beating Clinton by 2 points in Florida.
“If you are casting doubts, you want to keep people in suspense as to whether you will respect the outcome of an election. That is contrary to who we are as Americans. We have our elections. We have had them from George Washington forward and we’re going to keep having them and show what democracy looks like to the world,” Clinton about Trump’s refusal to say he’d respect the outcome of the election and his claims of a rigged contest.
“With 13 days left in the election we cannot stop for a minute, no complacency here,” Clinton said.
Trump took Wednesday off from the campaign trail for the opening of his luxury hotel in Washington, D.C. “He once again relied on undocumented workers the same people he has been insulting and demonizing throughout this campaign,” Clinton said about that building.
Voters vowed Wednesday to do their part in getting their peers to the polls. “Spread the word to other students talk about things that are going on. Talk about what policies she wants to implement versus policies that Trump has not come up with,” Kristin Weibiley said.
Clinton’s Tampa stop came in the midst of her two-day Florida swing. Actress Angela Bassett, who grew up in St. Petersburg, spoke at the rally. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Florida; U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, D-Tampa; and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn also spoke to the crowd before Clinton arrived.
“The road to the White House runs through Tampa,” Buckhorn said.