It’s nearly impossible for Donald Trump to win the presidency without winning Florida, and Hillary Clinton knows it.
So the Democratic nominee has campaigned in Florida on five dates since the Oct. 24 start of in-person early voting in hopes of dealing a knockout blow to Trump’s White House hopes.
And Clinton’s campaign announced late Thursday that she will spend a sixth day in the state with a South Florida appearance on Saturday. She’ll be in the bluest portion of the state — a specific time and place have not yet been announced — to urge Democrats to take advantage of early voting before it ends Sunday.
Trump, who has also campaigned heavily in Florida over the last two weeks, will return Saturday with a 10 a.m. appearance at the state fairgrounds in Tampa, his campaign announced late Thursday night.
Clinton has some realistic paths to the White House if she does not win Florida — but just about any Trump victory scenario involves him winning the Sunshine State.
Barack Obama narrowly won Florida in 2008 and 2012 and polls show another tight race in the state this year.
If you’re keeping score, Clinton has campaigned over the last two weeks in Coconut Creek on Oct. 25, at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth and in Tampa on Oct. 26, in Daytona Beach and Miami on Oct. 29, in Broward County on Oct. 30 and in Dade City, Sanford and Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday.
Trump spent the first two days of Florida early voting in the state, with appearances in Palm Beach County, St. Augustine and Tampa on Oct. 24 and in Miami, Sanford and Tallahassee on Oct. 25. He was back in Florida this week for three rallies on Wednesday and another in Jacksonville on Thursday.