Monday, September 5, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump kick off their fall campaigns in Cleveland

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump began their final sprints toward November similarly Monday, touching down here for some swing state stumping.

Labor Day, the first mile-marker of the fall campaign, saw Clinton and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, rallying with fellow Democrats at Cleveland's Luke Easter Park. Meanwhile, Trump and his No. 2, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, met with a smattering of union leaders in nearby Brook Park before darting to a fair in a Youngstown suburb.

At one point, the planes for all four sat on the tarmac of Hopkins International Airport. And Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, campaigned downstate in Cincinnati.

"This is the home stretch," Kaine said in Cleveland. "We have to come to Ohio. You all know this. You're used to this. You're used to the fact that you're one of the two or three most important states in any presidential election going back since there were presidential elections."

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