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Trump Stumps in Tallahassee

October 25th, 2016 by flanews

In two weeks we should know who the next president of the United States is, and that means Florida becomes that much more valuable to the candidates. Matt Galka was in Tallahassee for Donald Trump’s rally in the capital…a unique choice for a GOP candidate to head into a perennially Democrat voting county.

The trump train rolled into the state Capitol Tuesday night, but not before Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi sang the businessman’s praises.

“Donald Trump is my friend, Donald Trump is a good man, and Donald Trump is going to make America great again,” said Bondi to the crowd.

Trump took the stage around 6:30 p.m. to a loud ovation from the crowd of about 10,000 and he came out swinging.

He promised to replace and repeal Obamacare, bring back jobs, and said that anyone voting for his opponent Hillary Clinton was “crazy.”

Leon County is almost always blue, and hasn’t voted for a Republican president since 1988. But Trump’s message resonated with the crowd.

“Our country is just in a downward spiral, and we just cannot afford four more years of that,” said Mark Bacon who traveled from nearby Panacea, FL.

“People talk sometimes, but I’m still for Trump and I still believe everything that he says and does and I want those jobs, and I don’t want to be handed anything in life, I want to work for my things,” said Florida State University senior Kristyn Caltagirone.

The stop wraps up a whirlwind tour of the state for Trump. He was in Sanford and Doral earlier in the day.

Governor Rick Scott did not attend the rally. Trump exits Florida and plans on being in Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning for the grand opening of his new hotel.

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