Clinton Kicks Off Fall Campaign, With Press In Tow


Clinton kicks off fall campaign, with press in tow

NEW YORK, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -5th Sep,2016) : Hillary Clinton embarks Monday on a campaign swing across battleground states, bringing traveling press aboard her plane for the first time as she seeks to regain momentum against her White House rival Donald Trump.

Clinton, the Democratic nominee, will attend events with working families in Cleveland, Ohio and Hampton, Illinois celebrating Labor Day, the US holiday that traditionally kicks off the fall campaign season and the fast-paced, two-month sprint to the November presidential election.

She then flies to Tampa Tuesday for a campaign rally at the University of South Florida, before traveling Thursday to Charlotte, North Carolina. Florida and North Carolina, like Ohio, are critical battlegrounds in the 2016 race.

Republican flagbearer Trump, 70, trails in polling but dominated the week's political messaging and imagery, with his surprise trip to Mexico, a fiery immigration speech in which he embraced a hardline position on the issue, and his closely watched visit to an African-American church in Detroit.

And while Sunday's CBS news Battleground Tracker shows Clinton, 68, leading Trump in two key states -- by eight points in Pennsylvania and four points in North Carolina -- recent polls show the race tightening nationally. "The polls are close so Crooked Hillary is getting out of bed and will campaign tomorrow," Trump taunted Sunday on Twitter.