President Clinton stumps for Hillary in Florida

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- Former President Bill Clinton held a "get out the vote" rally for Hillary Clinton at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida on Monday night.  Earlier in the day, President Clinton made other stops in the Sunshine State, with appearances at Florida A&M in Tallahassee and at the Zion Hope Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

The big question left now is, what will turnout be like for the Florida Presidential Primary?  We spoke with supervisors of election in Orlando-area counties.  Bill Cowles, of Orange County, predicts 41 percent total turnout --  about the same as in 2008.  Ann McFall, of Volusia County, said she does not make turnout projections.  In Seminole County, Mike Ertel predicts 45 percent turnout for the Florida primary. He said the big story is the Republicans’ 25 percent turnout for early voting. It represents a dramatic jump compared to 2008.

What do the polls say on election eve?  A brand new Quinnipiac poll in Florida has Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders 60 to 34 percent.  That’s a 26 percent edge.  

On Monday night, former President Bill Clinton told the rally crowd that Mrs. Clinton will push for more loans for small business owners.  She will restructure student loan debt so graduates can pay it off over a longer period of time.  He says Mrs. Clinton will finish healthcare reform and push for a strong gun safety bill. 

Mr. Clinton implied that Republicans are playing blame games with America’s problems.  “It’s easy to play the blame game. The problem is if you’re trying to get America back into the future business, we need to be getting into the responsibility game, not the blame game.   We need to build our future together,” he said. 

The former president said his wife would be a good commander in chief, and she has the experience to be pPresident.   Voters will have their say all day long Tuesday.

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