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1,500 attend Hillary Clinton rally on Tampa’s USF campus

Hillary Clinton speaks Tuesday at an event at the USF Campus Recreation Center in Tampa.

MONICA HERNDON | Times

Hillary Clinton speaks Tuesday at an event at the USF Campus Recreation Center in Tampa.

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In a wide-ranging speech where she asserted her bona fides as the most competent candidate, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday spoke to about 1,500 people at the University of South Florida.

“This is the countdown to one of the most important elections of our lifetimes,” Clinton told the crowd, many of whom held cell phones aloft to record the moment.

There are 63 days left before voters decide between the Democratic nominee, Clinton, and the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. Clinton told the crowd that Trump doesn’t understand the stakes.

“The work ahead cannot be done by anyone person,” Clinton said. “It must be done by all of us. That is something that Trump does not understand.”

Although her speech was touted by the campaign as focusing on national security, the early part was all domestic — jobs, education, taxes.

“We’re going to make this economy grow, but we’re also going to make it fair,” Clinton said.

A majority of the people waiting to hear Clinton speak were college students, with some Clinton supporters and a handful of undecided voters who came out to get a better idea of what Clinton has to offer.

For a lot of students, this is the first year they’ve ever voted for a president.

More here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 8:39am]

    

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