Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine makes stop at FIU

PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - Democratic vice presidental candidate Tim Kaine will be at Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Monday, as early voting kicks off in South Florida.

On Sunday, Bill Clinton visited a Jewish center in Pembroke Pines and Donald Trump started his three-day march across Florida in Naples. With so many campaign stops planned by both parties, it’s clear the Sunshine State is a major factor ahead of the general election, Nov. 8.

Speaking in Naples, Trump reiterated his contention the polls are not telling the whole story about the outcome of the election. “Get out, get it. Let’s start the voting. The numbers are looking phenomenal in Florida,” he said. “Don’t believe the media, but even the media is giving pretty good numbers. They can’t help it, but the numbers are even better than what they’re saying, so get out. We’ll get rid of crooked Hillary once and for all.”

Nearly a half million Floridians have already cast absentee ballots. Across 35 states, more than five million votes have been cast.

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, conceded they’re behind, but she’s hoping the nine-point plan the business tycoon outlined in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday gives him more traction with voters. “[This is] his promise to the American voters. I worked on the original Contract with America with Newt Gingrich, and I’ll tell you it’s very similar in this regard,” she said. “It’s specific, it’s solution-centric, and it is new.”

While one Trump and one Clinton take Florida, Hillary Clinton crisscrossed North Carolina, first stopping at a church service in Durham, then a rally in Raleigh and capping off her Sunday in Charlotte.

Hillary spoke about the long lines early voters are already seeing in New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, D.C. and North Carolina. “I had a chance to speak to a large group of people, go to an early voting site, which was mobbed,” she said. “There were so many people waiting to vote, and what that says to me is that North Carolinians really do know what’s at stake in this election.”

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama was in Las Vegas, the site of the final presidential debate, trying to drive that message home. “You’ve got to early vote, ’cause there’s only one way to lose this election: if you fold your hands and don’t vote,” he said.

Hillary will be in Coconut Creek for a “get out the vote” rally, Tuesday.

Trump is scheduled to make two stops in Florida Monday, one in St. Augustine and one in Tampa.

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