Presidential nominees campaign in Tampa


Samantha Macuare

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden held rallies in Tampa Bay on Thursday, Oct. 29. Florida is a major swing state that can affect the outcome of the election greatly.

Salena Kahassai, News Editor

With only five days left until the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden are holding rallies in Tampa on Thursday, Oct. 29.  

Biden is polling two points ahead of Trump in Florida as of Oct. 29, according to the New York Times. 

“The tightening presidential race suggests that the nation’s largest swing state likely will again be decided by a percentage point or two,” an article by the New York Times said.  

Florida was a major deciding factor in the presidential election in 2016 because of its 29 electoral votes. Trump won Florida against democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by a little over 100,000 votes.  

“Trump’s Florida win set him on a path to the White House,” an article from Vox said after the 2016 win.  

President Trump campaigned at Raymond James Stadium where he discussed COVID-19 and the economy.  

“My plan will ensure we have a safe vaccine,” President Trump said. “You’re going to have it in a few weeks. Its rounding the turn.” 

Biden held his drive-in rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds where he tore into the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic as well as the spark in Black Lives Matter and civil rights protest this summer.  

“Donald Trump has waved the white flag,” Biden said. “But the American people never give up, never give in.”