Hillary Clinton spent her 69th birthday in Tampa. The Democratic presidential nominee was at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa Wednesday to urge Florida voters to take advantage of in-person early voting.
As we continue our series on the impact of the Interstate 4 corridor on the presidential election, we take a closer look at the biggest county - Hillsborough.
Hillsborough County is considered so vital to the national election that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have already held seven rallies here. The Tampa Convention Center. Ybor City's Ritz Theater. Downtown Tampa. The University of South Florida - twice. And the Florida State Fairgrounds - twice.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this week visited Florida, a vitally important battleground state, to fight the campaign's final rounds.
To get an up-close look, NPR went to Tampa for a Trump rally on Monday and the next day, went to one for Clinton in Broward County in South Florida. For each rally, we met with voters who'd lined up hours early — then we passed through the Secret Service checkpoint and settled in for the show. Each rally sent many messages, both intended and unintended, and helped paint a stark portrait of two very different candidates.
Sen. Marco Rubio and his re-election opponent, Congressman Patrick Murphy, went hard at each other during their final scheduled debate Wednesday night, accusing each other of being ineffectual and accomplishing little in Washington.
Representatives of utility companies and municipalities told environmental regulators this week they are concerned that a proposed pollution-notification rule could place excessive reporting burdens on industry and local governments.