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Clinton, in Florida, Makes Pitch to Republicans

Clinton said more than 10 million people have already voted in the election and about 2 million of those early votes have been cast in Florida

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    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday made a pitch to independents and Republicans as she campaigns in Florida. She's pointing to a common vision shared by all Americans.

    The Democratic presidential nominee said Wednesday in Lake Worth, Florida, that she believes that Americans are "coming together at the end of this election." She said that includes not just Democrats, but Republicans and independents who are backing her White House campaign against Republican Donald Trump.

    Clinton said more than 10 million people have already voted in the election and about 2 million of those early votes have been cast in Florida.

    Clinton said her supporters can't take their "foot off the gas." She said every vote counts, a lesson learned from the 2000 Florida recount, when George W. Bush defeated Al Gore.

    While Clinton was campaigning in Florida, her opponent was appearing at the grand opening ceremony of his new Washington, D.C., hotel.

    Clinton said that while Trump's luxury hotel may be new, "it's the same old story." 

    Clinton told a rally Trump relied on undocumented workers "to make his project cheaper." That was apparently a reference to reporting that some subcontractors on the project illegally hired undocumented laborers. She also said many of the products in the hotel's rooms were made overseas. 

    Clinton said "you can talk a good game," but the facts show that Trump has stiffed American workers and American businesses during his career in real estate.

    At a rally later in the day in Tampa, Clinton praised celebrity chef Jose Andres for declining to open a restaurant inside Trump's new Washington, D.C., hotel.

    Clinton said that when Andres heard Trump's talk about immigrants, he refused to open a restaurant in that hotel. Clinton says it was a "really gutsy" decision.

    Clinton was introduced by the chef, who told the outdoor crowd that he could be at the Washington hotel on Wednesday but he would rather be in Tampa to "support this amazing woman."

    The Democratic presidential nominee was greeted with chants of "Happy birthday" as she arrived at the rally on her 69th birthday.