Saturday, April 21, 2018
News Roundup

The DayStarter: More visits from more politicians — but it's Fourth Friday on Tampa's Riverwalk

It'll feel a little drier today, and rain chances will hover between 30 to 40 percent, according to 10Weather WTSP. Highs will reach the low-to-mid 90s, but keep in mind that — once again — it'll feel even hotter.

• There are 73 days until November's General Election. Until then, expect days like today, where politicians will be stumping for your vote. Sen. Marco Rubio drops by the Courier Field & Veterans' Monument in Plant City this morning at 11:15. Doors open at 10:45. He'll rally for support in his primary battle on Tuesday, though it appears he doesn't need to do that. In Tallahassee, Hillary Clinton's running mate, Gov. Tim Kaine, will be visiting Florida A&M University and small businesses. On Saturday, he visits Pembroke Pines and Miami Lakes.

• Terry Tomalin was always up for a Florida adventure, even if that meant conquering a few fears as well as the great outdoors. Two journalists are inspired by the Tampa Bay Times' late editor to break out of their comfort zones and explore the state's natural beauty. Read about and watch their journey this morning at tampabay.com/sports.

• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay, including a food truck rally in downtown St. Pete and triple threat comedian/actor/singer Wayne Brady kicking off Busch Gardens' new Red Carpet series of concerts.

• One of our 5 things to do under $5 this week is tonight's Fourth Friday party in Tampa along the Riverwalk, where you will find free water taxi rides, $5 admission at the Glazer Children's Museum and a cabaret show highlighting the coming season at Jobsite Theater.

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