Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Obama urges Florida voters to support Democratic candidates

Obama urges Florida voters to support Democratic candidates

Another poll released Monday morning is showing the Democrats leading in Florida's gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, this one from Quinnipiac University, which has both Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson up by seven points over their opponents, Republicans Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott.

"Democrats Sen. Bill Nelson and Mayor Andrew Gillum have identical seven-point leads entering the final hours before Election Day in the races to be the next governor and US senator from Florida", said Peter Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

When Nelson took the stage Saturday afternoon at a joint rally with his party's gubernatorial pick here Saturday, the third-term senator had very little to say on stage beyond introducing Gillum ahead of an acoustic performance by Jimmy Buffett at an event sponsored by Florida Democrats.

"This is one of the most important elections in our entire lives", he told supporters in Montana.

"I can't vote for someone who has to ask Trump first if it's OK", she said. "You will destroy the state that I love". On Sunday, it was Nelson criticizing Scott over the government efforts to address the needs of the Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican communities in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

DeSantis denies this was his intention and says Gillum is trying to deflect attention from an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged corruption in the state capital Tallahassee, of which he is mayor. "It's not for him".

Democratic supporters wait in line to see former President Barack Obama. "He's talking about how I should be nice to the fake news", Trump said.

The final stretch of the campaign has been marred by the murder of two African-American grocery shoppers in Louisville, Kentucky - shot dead by a white gunman in what police say was a racially motivated attack. "It's a disgrace, what he did to that man".

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He said the starting point for paying the 40 per cent higher rate of income tax would increase from £46,350 to £50,000 next April. He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "He's just simply chose to spend all of that".

Saturday's rally was aimed at mobilising the Republican support base for the midterm elections, set to be held on November 6.

"Lie after lie, broken promise after broken promise", Trump said of Obama.

The president blames Tester for the backlash against Jackson, who eventually withdrew his nomination after facing anonymous ethics allegations, including claims of on-the-job drunkenness and wrecking a government vehicle.

Trump lamented the downfall of "Doc Ronny", who withdrew from consideration back in April amid charges of improper conduct on the job. Lawmakers questioned Jackson's limited managerial experience and his fitness to run a department as sprawling as the VA.

The News-Journal put the crowd at around 500 in Daytona, but that's still a strong show of support, and a swing county that overwhelmingly swung to Donald Trump in 2016.

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Democrats are delivering competing closing arguments during the final weekend before Tuesday's elections, but their messages are complicated by a deadly shooting in a politically pivotal state.

Texas had already recorded more votes than it did in all of 2014, including Election Day, the group said.

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