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Bon Jovi, Kaine Rock The Vote In St. Petersburg

A capacity crowd of 700 filled the State Theatre in St. Petersburg Saturday night to hear Jon Bon Jovi make his case for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The musician played some acoustic versions of his hits and reminded the audience how Florida in the past has decided the outcome of the presidency.

"Every single one of you, your vote really matters,” he said. “It's very important that you know that. In fact there are fewer people here in this room than decided the election of 2000, and we all know the impact that that had."

Just 537 votes separated George W. Bush and Al Gore in that election.

Vice Presidential hopeful Tim Kaine also spoke and jammed with the band as Bon Jovi performed the night's last song, "You Give Love a Bad Name."

In his speech, Hillary Clinton's running mate said his political career was possible with the help of "strong women."

The Virginia Democrat said it's now his turn to play a supportive role, and rallied supporters to do the same.

"The moment they call it for Hillary Clinton, a whole bunch of people in this country who've never been able to see themselves as President will suddenly know (and say), 'I can be President of the United States and if I can be President of the U.S., I can do anything,' ” he said. “So let's go make history and let's win this race."

Both campaigns have spent a lot of time in Florida leading up to the final days before Tuesday's election.

While Republican Donald Trump is making Sarasota his final Florida stop on Monday, musician Jimmy Buffett will be joining Vice President Joe Biden at another get out the vote concert for Clinton in St. Petersburg at 5:30 Monday afternoon.

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