Make us your home page

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Kathy Castor says Clinton failed to make economic opportunity the dominant message



U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor saw all the positive signs.

"It felt really good on the ground here. Hispanic turnout was up. African American turnout was up. The early vote looked good," the Tampa Democrat said of the presidential election. 

Hillary Clinton entered Election Day with a nearly 250,000 vote lead.

"There wasn’t a lot of enthusiasm for Donald Trump but I saw it at the end. I saw more signs pop up,” Castor said.

That enthusiasm lifted Trump to victory. "It was a classic Florida election," Castor said.

Asked if Clinton made any mistakes, Castor said she did not make jobs and economic growth the focus of the campaign.

"She should have been stronger on that -- how we can grow the economy. Economic opportunity, it was part of the message, but it was not the overriding message as it should have been.”


[Last modified: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:35am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours