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Clinton bails on South Florida event to focus on Nevada, and Sanders



Hillary Clinton's campaign said Friday night that she will not appear at a grassroots rally Monday in Palm Beach County.

Bill Clinton will be her stand-in.

Clinton is facing a tougher than expected challenge from Bernie Sanders and is shifting attention to Nevada, which holds caucuses before Florida's primary.

Republicans are happy. “Hillary Clinton’s last minute decision to skip Florida is a clear sign that her campaign is in a crisis after her devastating loss to Bernie Sanders," said Wadi Gaitan of the Republican Party of Florida. "No matter how much the Clinton machine tries to spin their crisis, Floridians will continue to see the catastrophe of dishonesty, scandals and negative headlines that plague her campaign."

[Last modified: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:43pm]


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