PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - With a voice raspy from a steady string of campaign stops, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton kicked off a final weekend of rallies in Pembroke Pines, Saturday.
Hundreds of supporters tried to shrug off the rain as the former secretary of state made her case for the presidency in a short speech. “I have spent my career fighting for families, and if you elect me, that is what I will keep doing,” she said.
Clinton also touched on children and gun violence as she championed those who are striving to make a difference. “They have taken the heartbreak and the anguish of losing their children to either gun violence or encounters with the police, and they’ve turned it into action,” she said.
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, stood by the candidate’s side. Her son was gunned down by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in 2012.
“Not only are we trying to fight for our children. We’re trying to fight for your children as well,” said Fulton.
It’s a message Clinton carried with her on another stop in South Florida. She met with a small crowd in Little Haiti, Saturday morning.
“We love you, Hillary,” said one supporter.
As the last tree days before Election Day wind down, the latest polls keep Clinton and Trump neck and neck in the Sunshine State.
Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, took the stage in both Sarasota and Fort Myers, and he went on the attack. “Hillary’s got a passion, and Donald Trump has a passion. I’ll gibe him credit; he has a passion,” he said. “The problem is, the passion is Donald J. Trump. It’s not families and kids. It’s not helping others.”
Still, Clinton’s supporters said they are optimistic about the outcome, as they look ahead. “I guess the fact is that it’s close will allow people to realize how important it is to get out and vote,” said Paula Griffinkranz.
Clinton’s next campaign stop is at a rally in New Hampshire. On Monday, she will hold a large rally in Philadelphia.
Early voting wraps up in Florida on Sunday at 7 p.m.
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