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Tampa Bay a main stop in final stretch of presidential race

Did you know there was a race for U.S. president going on?

Probably, right?

Well, with just one more week left in what has to be the longest presidential campaign in history, both sides want to make sure Tampa Bay and Florida don't forget about them.

So in addition to all the ads being broadcast, that means lots of visits.

Mike Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, will be here tonight, visiting Clearwater Aviation Inc. at 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton arrives in Pasco one week after a Tampa visit. The time and place of her Pasco trip has yet to be announced. Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, will hold a rally for her on the same day at the Wildwood Rec Center in St. Petersburg at 6:30 p.m. He will also visit Miami-Dade and Collier counties on Tuesday.

Vice president Joe Biden visits West Palm Beach and Tampa on Wednesday at a time and location that has yet to be determined. That's the same day that Donald Trump visits Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville.

Not to be left out, President Barack Obama visits Florida on Thursday, dropping by Miami and Jacksonville.

Perhaps most important, Jon Bon Jovi will perform on Clinton's behalf on Saturday. For Clinton's sake, "Living on Prayer" best not become her campaign song.

It's only Monday, so this look-ahead at who's coming could get a lot more crowded.

Tampa Bay a main stop in final stretch of presidential race 10/31/16 [Last modified: Monday, October 31, 2016 11:38am]
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