After loss to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton returns to South Florida to sell her book

Rain washes away the lettering on a Hillary Clinton sign in Broward County three days before Donald Trump washed away her “Blue Wall” of electoral votes to win the presidency.

Hillary Clinton is coming back to South Florida — and this time, the candidate who has twice parlayed presidential front-runner status into defeat says, “I’m letting my guard down.”

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee is scheduled to stop in Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 3 to promote her forthcoming book What Happened. Clinton will appear at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets range from $50 to $375. A “VIP package” that includes premium seating, a photo with Clinton and a signed book appears to be sold out for the Fort Lauderdale event.

Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming book shouldn’t be confused with a ska-influenced 1981 English Beat album or a 2008 memoir by former George W. Bush press secretary Scott McClellan.

Clinton’s last Florida appearance during the 2016 campaign was a rain-shortened affair in Broward County the weekend before the election. Florida, which Barack Obama carried by 0.9 points in 2012, was won by Republican Donald Trump by 1.2 points in 2016 — one of several formerly blue states that went red and allowed Trump to win an Electoral College majority and the presidency.

Clinton’s book, scheduled for release Sept. 12, is being promoted as an unguarded account of the 2016 campaign.

“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down,” Clinton says in an excerpt from the book’s introduction that is splashed prominently on the website promoting the book.

 

 

Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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