DADE CITY, Fla (WFLA) — The battle for president is heating up in Florida as Hillary Clinton hosted an event in Pasco County Tuesday. In addition, former President Bill Clinton is also hosting an event in the Tampa Bay area.
The former secretary of state spoke before a large crowd at Pasco–Hernando State College in New Port Richey. Clinton attacked Republican nominee Donald Trump for his treatment of and comments about women, after she was introduced on stage by former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.
“He tried to explain it away as locker room talk, but a lot of professional athletes stood up and said not in our locker rooms that does not happen,” Clinton said.
“It’s not OK to insult people. (Trump) calls women ugly, disgusting, calls women pigs, rates women on scale of one to 10,” she added.
Voters told News Channel 8 they are concerned. “Of course I’m worried, that’s why I’m here. I’m going to try and volunteer and do some phone calls and get people out to vote,” Clinton supporter Anne Azdell said. “What would make me feel better is if (FBI Director James) Comey would come out and tell exactly what he’s found so far.”
Meanwhile, Bill Clinton will speak at the Jet Jack Rec Center at Wildwood Park in St. Petersburg later Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event starts at 6:30.
Poll results explain why the Sunshine State is a battleground. The average of polls from Real Clear Politics now shows Trump is ahead by a slim .8 percent here in Florida, after the most recent news about the FBI’s probe into Clinton’s emails.
Clinton is trying to deflect some of the attention by turning to Trump and his connections with Russia.
“A foreign adversary is trying to influence our presidential election. That should scare everyone, Democrat, Republican and independent, and with the election just eight days away, this can’t wait any longer. Donald Trump should immediately disclose all of his ties to the Kremlin and its associates,” Clinton said earlier this week.
Clinton assured voters the FBI will not find anything after looking into this latest round of emails.
Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for Clinton in Tampa on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The rally will be held at the Museum of Science & Industry.