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Kaine Stumps at FSU

October 28th, 2016 by flanews

Presidential candidates and their VP’s aren’t done with Florida yet. As Matt Galka tells us, Hillary Clinton’s potential second in command Tim Kaine tried to appeal to students in Florida’s capital city Friday.

Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick – fired up a crowd of mostly students at Florida State University.

He appeared alongside Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly. Giffords, a victim of gun violence, has been on a gun control tour around the country.

“She will stand up to the gun lobby and that’s why I’m voting for Hillary Clinton,” said U.S. Rep. Giffords.

Kaine stressed the importance of Florida and its 29 electoral votes.

“Let me give you a punchline right now, Florida is checkmate. Did you all know you were that important,” he asked the crowd.

He also took shots at the Democrats two biggest opponents – Donald trump and Marco Rubio – as the party tries to win not only the White House but also a senate seat.

“(Rubio) was asked whether Donald Trump was a good role model and wouldn’t’ answer that question. Is that a hard question? Do you need to go do some research for a year or two to determine whether Donald Trump is a role mode? No, it’s an easy question. You want someone who knows that Trumpism is something we should reject,” he said.

The rally started around the same time the FBI announced they’d be looking into more Clinton emails – an issue that didn’t seem to bother many in attendance

“If they didn’t find anything wrong with it I don’t see any reason to be worried about it,” said FSU senior Lindsay Cheng.

The event also comes three days after GOP nominee Donald trump stumped in Tallahassee.

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