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to power struggles and infighting among aids and mrs. clinton's family. one top aide to mr. clinton noted in an e-mail that the former president have received personal income from some donors against -- and gets many them.ive gifts from just a clinton accused her father's age of taking significant sums of money from my parents personally. of hustling during the addition of instant when clients for their own business and of even installing spyware on her chief of staff computer. -- the e-mails which came from the account of john podesta who led a leadership role is now the mrs. clinton campaign chairman has not obtained evidence to support the republican contentions that mrs. clinton performed any favors for
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that story in the "new york times. front page of the "washington times" has this headline. trump gains momentum in florida. that remains the focus of this weeks washington journal, taking a look at different battleground states. we take a look today coming up here with florida, a swing state. we will talk about that with guess from florida. your phone calls and questions and comments for them. let's go to thomas in atlanta.
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good morning to you. $5.15 an hour is the minimum wage and georgia -- in georgia. caller: that is ugly. the minimum wage should be wage. way in the world somebody can make it off of $7.25. there are people like donald trump who don't want the wages lifted up because he has jobs overseas where he only pays people three dollars or four dollars an hour. he is a hypocrite. i don't see how any of these poor, white people can vote for donald trump, because he is not going to do anything to help him -- help them. he is a con man. he is not going to do anything. when you think when he becomes resident, he is going to take a pay cut? you think he is going to have jobs brought back to america? he is a liar.
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he is going to keep paying those people three dollars or four dollars an hour. bamboozledem all thinking he is going to do something for them. it is all about race. he is not going to raise the minimum wage for anybody, not even the poor white people, not even black people. host: let's go to another caller, wayne who is in alabama where there is no minimum wage. what do you think? should be raised? caller: it should stay where it is at. if it does go up, it should follow inflation which is 12%. if they do raise it, it should be by $.87 which would bring minimum wage alone but over a dollars an hour. -- over eight dollars an hour. i am not working now. i'm retired. when i was working, i started
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work on the minimum wage. my first job was $1.25 an hour. it was about half of what minimum wage was at the time. why did you take the job? i wanted to work. so many people now, they don't want to work. when you get the minimum wage, minimum wage is for people that are starting out working. like the earlier caller. his daughter is 16. it is for people who are starting in the workforce. it is not to live your whole life on. up.nald jobs, you can move you can be manager, regional manager. excuse me, my throat is kind of messed up. it is not to be 70 years old and you haven't got any further than mcdonald's server.
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i stood -- host: what if that is the only job available? .aller: it is not when people say it is the only job, they do not want to work. i worked three jobs. i have worked my but off. i broke my back working in four places. why? i wanted to work. host: that is wayne's perspective. going to dan in sykesville, maryland. welcome to the conversation. what do you think of these -- of the idea of the state raising the rail -- raising the minimum wage? caller: i own two businesses, one in maryland and one in arizona. the businesses are very different, but i worked hard at one job -- to build up enough money to buy another one. this is his, you buy a business or you own a business and on to
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make a profit. we work in a profit margin so i expect to make 8% or 10% on my investment. that is the money i invested to buy or build a business. if my investment has to go up in ,rder to pay people more money or to buy more expensive gas, i need to charge more in order to stay at the same profit margin. so all of my costs are going to go up if the wages go up, or when gas goes up. host: what do you do? what is the step you take? prices,you either raise or if the market cannot raise prices, you have to think of other ways to cut costs? can you find a nonhuman to do that job? you can write off in texas.
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or find some other method of dealing with the costs, or you and up making -- or you end up making less money. if you make less money, your -- that business can close and you can buy a different business that has more profit. or i can invest in the market. host: dan, you might be interested in this. , where they are considering this, here is an ad from a small business owner for a wage increase. take a look. [video clip] >> employees at bob's are the most dedicated people i know. without them, this is as would not be what it is. we pay more than minimum wage here, because when you work for a living, we think you should be up to make a living. that is why we need to raise the minimum wage for all main workers. it will put money in their
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pockets and strengthen our community. most of all, it is the right thing to do. vote yes on question for -- question four. mainethat was an ad in from a business owner who says there should be a wage increase. take a look at arizona where an ad has been paid for against an increase. it features the head of the hispanic chamber of commerce. [video clip] >> i am the president of the tucson hispanic chambers. proposition 206 will be devastating to small this assists. inc. -- small businesses. it increases been -- business owners may have to cut employees in may consider hiring younger folks. jobs.l cost our state
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we estimate 75,000 jobs. the challenge is it is a one-size-fits-all which doesn't make sense. it will impact businesses all the way to the small is businesses. -- smallest businesses. it will have a small -- it will have a dire effect on small businesses enroll areas. -- in rural areas. >> paid for by protecting arizona jobs. major funding provided by the arizona chamber of commerce and industry. host: the arizona chamber of commerce out with that ad. arizonans decide whether or not they think this date should increase the minimum wage. there are for the states also on november 8 where voters will be deciding should the state increase the federal minimum wage. that is our question for all of
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you. what you think youryou. what you think your stages -- your state should do? also the business owners and all others. as we continue taking your phone calls, let me know about congressional races that are happening. the senate is up for grabs. democrats need a net gain of four seats. in the house, democrats have an uphill battle. they need net 30 seats to take the majority. let's take a look at some of the stories. the wall street journal has this.
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is week on newsmakers, we're sitting down with the head of the senate leadership fund to talk about where they are spending this money and why. tune in to c-span on sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern. exceeds theace, it record for the most expensive. pennsylvania'sas senate race become? it is exceeded a record set in 2014. by the way, we have been covering many of these senate debates, including one recently
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between senator toomey and katie mcginty who is trying to unseat him. we will continue to do so tonight covering the new hampshire senate race. this is a big one with kelly ayotte, the republican incumbent against the democrat, maggie hassan. you can get the c-span radio app. there's the story in the washington times that gop senators are turning from donald trump. pat toomey is running ads spotlighting disagreements with his party's presidential nominee and personal praise from the vice presidents on nominee. -- he will not tell a local newspaper this week who he plans to vote for in the presidential race. while marco rubio of florida and john mccain slammed it
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democratic opponents for standing by obamacare, neither of them pointed to mr. trump as their flag bearer. speaking of the republican nominee, he will be in the battleground of ohio holding a campaign rally today. coverage at that at 1:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2, c-span.org and the c-span radio app is where you can listen to it. also speaking of campaigning, michelle obama and hillary clinton will be together campaigning in winston-salem, north carolina, another battleground which we covered later this week. you can watch that on 2:00 p.m. eastern time or watch it on your computer at c-span.org. abouts the usa today michelle obama with the headline "clinton's best campaign obama" --the other
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should your state increase the minimum wage? waiting in baltimore. go ahead. caller: hi. i think what we have to look at is this is really a statement about minimum wage. this is standard wage. from a science consulting company. when i was in russia, i found wage that therd communists have covers about everything with no chance of promotion, with no chance of variation and that is what the basis of this quote minimum wage is. in the united states, the very clever business owners said it exactly correctly. if it is comfortable to
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mechanize asian, then that is what you are going to do, invest a little more money and that takes care of most of a lot of jobs going away. a minimum wage is a starting wage. one of the fellas that we had was still in high school and he was an apprentice. he was making, i forget what. he is taking over my company. america.he idea of you start at some place that has a future, not at a place that becomes your standard for the rest of your life. is givingovernment all of the handouts and all of this peripheral amount of money that has to go in to cover these handouts, you are drifting from -- to capitalism to
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socialism and communism. host: an owner who is retiring in baltimore. jersey. hour in new .ood morning to you what do you think of this idea echo -- this idea? caller: good morning. i believe that as far as the minimum wage increase or sing the same, it is really an economic function. it must be decided if the consumer is willing to pay more for products made by companies that pay minimum wage. there is also the law against unintended consequences. if you have areas where lots of , asle make minimum wage soon as their leases are up, there will be inflation.
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it is the consumer who inevitably will pay. -- it is verycide simplistic to say a happy mill is going up from two dollars to $4.50. right now, and minimum wage is a joke. make $600 a week, he still cannot afford an apartment if you took home their gross satellite. -- gross salary. it is a function of comedy -- of economy. those are anthony's thoughts. roger in myrtle beach. there is no minimum wage in south carolina. what are you making? caller: there is a minimum wage here. make $2.16 an hour.
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-- she might have three. the point is she is going to have to go to welfare. to get back to the reason why am talking. -- he has stated on his campaign several times that he wants to dollars an hour minimum wage across the board. that is how it should be. you got people who make minimum wage who work 12 hours a day but yet every 30 days have to go down to the walker building to turn in their pay stubs so they can get welfare and food stamps. minimum wage should be raised to $10 an hour and across the board should be frozen so we can get trickle up economics. when a person is making $10 in our across the board, you make
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more tax money. when the government makes more tax money, they have more to spend. jobsdonald trump bringing back to america, the government will be making more money even more because you have 2 million more jobs and collecting more taxes. host: when we say a state does not have a minimum wage, they have to have at least the federal minimum wage. the floor being $7.25 which that is the case in south carolina. some other headlines for you related to the campaign. the wall street journal, spending on election has declined since the last go around.
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they say that mrs. clinton has spent less than president obama did in 2012. her campaign cut checks -- 26% less than what mr. obama spent in that the oh -- in that period. spent $136ac's million through september, more than three times as much as the super pac backing mr. obama spent in the 2012 period. a story about nevada. it is a dead heat between hillary clinton and donald trump. in new hampshire, hillary 36%.on is leading, .5% to -- 45% to 36%. -- wes where kelly ayotte
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are covering that debate tonight. let's go to robert in the brassica. -- in nebraska. what do you think about them and wage? caller: i don't think there should be a minimum wage at all. the minimum wage was a starting wage. that is what it is. minimum wage eliminates jobs. what we need to do is create more jobs. the problem i see is taxes. if they tied the minimum wage to lower taxes, perhaps then people could afford to live. if you are making less than $24,000 year, you are not making a living wage. why do they tax the minimum wage whatever it is? host: willy in columbia, mississippi. what are your thoughts? simple.my thoughts are
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these people talk about minimum wage, that is not what is keeping jobs out of the united states. minimum wage has nothing to do with it. what is keeping jobs out, yet what our companies are going through. there are countries that have devalued their money. that producery mostly on stuff, you don't have to worry about -- you can devalue your money anytime you get ready. united states problem is we've got people in this country that want to cheat. invest their money overseas. willy, i apologize. we'll have to leave it there. that doesn't for our conversation about minimum wage -- that does it for our
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conversation about minimum wage. a poll shows 51% here election day violence. this is from washington times. president obama's golf weekend thantiger woods cost more $3.6 million. front page of new york times this morning, many prefer tax penalties the paying for health care. by the way, we covered the h hs secretary and she let out a
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problem with the health care and affordable care act. as promised, our battleground series continues. we have been looking at the different states this whole week . on monday, we talked about north carolina. tuesday, i will. wednesday, pennsylvania. today we are featuring florida. on friday, will go to ohio. the battleground of florida thee voters have chosen wing residents of candidate. susan macmanus, a political science professor. ,e will speak with mitch caesar chair of the democratic party in broward county. the clinton campaign and democratic party are waiting the campaign statewide and targeting florida's key demographic group.
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it was reported this week that the orlando media market is where the trump and clinton campaigns are spending most of their money on tv campaign ads. here is a few of them. [video clip] >> i am donald trump and i approve this message. >> the man who murder josh what is an illegal alien. >> he was hit in the head with a closet rod. hetook him to a field and set him on fire. the hardest day of my life. >> hillary clinton's border policy is going to allow people into the country, just like the one who murdered my son. >> i served under president bush, i put the taliban. i was asked to form a coalition. someone miss a comment that they -- itore about the implies the complete ignorance of the reality. i believe secretary clinton
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-- i believe she understands how to wield american power to defeat this threat and to keep a safe. >> i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. >> it takes a bullet to rebuild the american dream. comes up has the blueprint. -- donald trump has the blueprint. lower health care costs, expanding competition by allowing people to purchase coverage across state lines. this is the blueprint. this is the builder. ultram. -- donald trump. >> let's go, hillary. >> she has the experience. >> i don't want someone running the country and a business. i am a human being. individual. every
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that is what i appreciate from hillary clinton. hillary.is voting for i am voting for hillary. >> i hillary clinton and i approve this message. >> washington journal continues. host: we are back continuing our battleground series of florida. isn us from fort lauderdale dr. susan macmanus. why is floridah about a ground state? -- florida a battleground state? a guest: --ida is guest: florida is a microcosm of the united states. we are a melting pot and our demographics more closely parallel the united states with race and ethnicity.
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we are absolutely almost tied in terms of percentage of registered democrats and republicans. 30% democrats and 36% republicans and the rest? no party affiliation. registration is your parity. what is the impact of that on outcomes in the state swinging back and forth? guest: the last three elections , predictor only carried florida by 1%. had -- onlyr only carried florida by 1%. bested romney, he only won by 0.9%. the grassroots is critical.
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the swing voters are on the rise . it explains why we're just inundated with television ads and have been. host: the electoral votes, how many? and what does that mean? guest: 29 electoral college votes. we are a powerhouse when it comes to the electoral college. where the third-largest state. -- we are the third-largest state. we are frankly of the big states with a lot of electoral college and by far the most competitive. california leans blue. texas red. new york blue. florida, purple. host: where does the race stand now in florida? guest: just to show you how volatile it is, within the past two days, we had one poll come out that shows trump was up by
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two. and another that shows hillary was up by three. take your pick. still a tossup statistically. such an intense battle right now . to make sure that everybody is registered to vote. vote by mail has been happening for a couple of weeks. in person early voting started this week. everybody is reporting daily how many people have turned in their votes, how many people have voted early in person. the real push has been to vote before election day, a push that is being pushed by both the parties and campaigns because they can track who has voted and focus on those who have not. by florida's election supervisors, the last thing that onceupervisor of elections
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are long lines on election day they keep florida's results from being affirmed for a couple of days as what happened in 2012. a push everywhere to vote early, either in person or by mail. host: who are these swing voters? the unaffiliated voters they could ship the balance for one of these candidates? guest: the swing voters are swing for a lot of different reasons. many of them are younger. among florida's millennials which are the 18 to 34 years old -- 34-year-olds, a third of them are registered with no party affiliation which explains why both parties have aimed their sights on college campuses. there are also other independence who really are minor party affiliates.
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sometimes we lump the two together. libertarians, greens and other minor parties. among those are people who are disaffected. the swing voters are really all over the map, but the largest concentration is the young. in terms of race and ethnicity, there are larger shares of independence among hispanics and asians which of those two populations make up about 15% that's 50% or 60% of florida's registered voters. -- 15% or 16% of florida's red should voters. be eitherors tend to way but sometimes can be conservative.
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you have the the graphic of religion in florida. how does that make -- how does that play out? guest: religious makeup in florida is identical to the national makeup. research'sed on your desk research center data -- research center data. it is a perfect mirror. the big change since the last presidential election has been a rise of unaffiliated people, people who do not identify with -- almost the same nationally. they are the young millennials. key parthas not been a of a lot of the discussion in this year's election. a lot of it has to do with the fact that both parties are not -- are recognizing that the millennials who are now
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america's largest generation and becoming a powerhouse lyrically, that religion is not some way that you reach them. theur state, based on survey of which i am the director released recently, the number line issue -- the underlying issue is the economy and jobs. taking a backseat to other demographics this timeout. you mentioned the cuban vote which has been solidly republican, but now the younger cubans are leaning more democratic. you cannot say the hispanic vote is all cuban and all republican, because frankly not cuban hispanics outnumber cubans. they leaned heavily toward the democrats. puerto rico's are the big story this timeout. the biggest change in terms of hispanics since the 2012
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election has been a huge influx, because the island's economy has been crashing. many have moved to the central florida area, orlando. more in tampa as well. the two areas, the i-4 corridor, the big story is the influx of puerto ricans. the democrats have been making some inroads there host:. -- inroads there. host: when they moved to florida, what is it like for them to change their residency and vote? person becomes a citizen regardless of whether -- or comes to this country and can cast their vote, it means so much. i have a couple of canadian friends who just became citizens . they are watching everything that comes on television, reading everything. they are so excited to vote. the same is true with puerto
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ricans, especially in the orlando area which is the largest concentration of new arrivals. we're seeing them exert power in terms of officers you recently had in the august 30 primaries in florida, three puerto ricans that secured nominations -- one for the u.s. congress, the house, another for a florida senate seat, and another for a florida house seat. their muscle is being exerted not only in terms of voting, but now in office-holding. host: before we get to calls, dr. macmanus, talk about the geography of florida. you mentioned the i-4 corridor -- how does it break down, and what are the areas voters should watch on election night? guest: let's start on the top --
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the famous panhandle. from pensacola east toward jacksonville. that is the more conservative part of the state. typically votes republican. several military installations, especially closer to pensacola, othernama city areas, bases there. that is the conservative part of the state. and it is pretty much rural. turnout, 70%,igh 80%, in some of the rural counties in north florida. then, let's go down to southwest florida, which would be naples, collier county, fort myers. that is the most solidly republican part of florida. if you go to the southeast part of the state, that is the most solidly democratic party. a lot of it explains how people
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arrived in florida. northeasterners from new york down the east coast and settle in florida. 75 takes equal from the midwest down to the west coast. the interstate highway system has, sort of, helped formulate who lives where. the real, key battleground, of course, is the i-4 corridor, which stretches from daytona east to st. petersburg. the markets cap and orlando together account for 44% of florida's registered voters, and in those two media markets, the percentage of republicans and democrats is a most identical. it is why the part of florida is called the swing part of the swing state. it is why you see the most television ads in the whole country.
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number one, the orlando market. number two, tampa. it is the battleground. rarely will a candidate come to florida and not appear in one of those media markets on a visit. host: and the candidates have and the candidates have been there this past week several times holding several rallies and we have been covering them on c-span. go to c-span.org. let's get to calls. billy in miami, florida. good morning to you. what is it like where you are living? anglo living in a spanish town where i grew up and i was race. two things i want to think about -- when i see the commercials of hillary clinton sitting before the congressional committee and she says benghazi happened, what difference does it make now? that rubs me the wrong way because i am an xml it to
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secondly, i saw a college student voice an opinion -- x military. i saw a college student voice an opinion that said we are electing a president, not a pastor of a church. if we went back in history with george bush, bill clinton, dwight eisenhower, i am sure we would hear stories that are comparable about what we are hearing about donald trump. it is 2016. it is not 1953. you have a different character with donald trump, which i support holy. to thinkn, i have about i am a liberal, and i am a gay man. with hillary clinton -- the next 80 years, we are going to be placing four -- eight years we are going to be placing four supreme court judges and we need liberal judges on the court.
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i am torn you i support a lot of ideas donald trump has. with hillary clinton, it will be more of the same. it really bothered me when we gave iran back the money. when they violated a world-accepted policy where you do not cross the line of an american embassy, i think they should have forfeited the money. host: ok, billy, let me jump in at this point. you have less than two weeks. why do you think you will decide --how will you make the decision? decision,have made a but there is room for change on both sides. there is -- it is a torn issue. i like the man. i like his ideas, and i have to worry about the supreme court justices. thank you very much. host: you bet, billy. we heard that point.
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, what is your reaction hearing billy in miami? guest: it reflects what i hear across the state. people are really torn. they do not know how they are going to vote. it is because people really want to do the right thing. if there is one common theme i itr a lot about floridians is i wish this country could come back together, that there could be a healing of this horrible divide in the country, and what they see in the two candidates, they don't see that coming together. there is such polarization. they like some aspects of one candidate, but not of the other. some people have described this election as a personality-based election rather than an issue-based election, and that is one of the sea changes we have seen in the election that has everyone asking is if the
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craziest election you have ever seen? of course i have to say yes. it has really changed how we campaign. many people are torn. in our state you do have a large number of military retirees, and active-duty military and their families, and security issues are always a big concern in our state, as we heard from this gentleman. gaylso have a sizable population. increasingly very political in terms of their activities in politics, in terms of donations and high turnout groups. many running for office now. i understand people like billy that are conflicted, who are worried about the security of the country, but at the same time worried about the supreme court. host: oscar is next in yucca valley, california. good morning. caller: good morning. are going tonnials
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take the state because this is a progressive state. these people are young, and i will say it is not just educated whites, it is educated whites and blacks that will vote for hillary clinton. this state will be taken by millennials. this is not the old guard of florida. this is a new florida. host: all right. let's get dr. macmanus' opinion of that. guest: as an academic, i have to write things after the election, -- my dig storyline has been my big storyline has been the rise of the millennials, the 18 to 34-year-olds. people think you run to a large area where there are retirees, talk about social security and medicare, and you win florida.
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those days are long gone. the two youngest generations make up 50% of registered voters. what are they interested in -- the same thing many others are interested in -- the economy and jobs. the big question mark is whether they will vote, because there are many of the millennials that do not like the two-party system. after all, huge portions of them voted for bernie sanders. they are not really as warm toward hillary. they do not necessarily like trump. will they vote -- it is a huge issue. if they vote, she will win. that is why she has been going to college campuses, and she has been able to bring in surrogates that connected with younger people. obama is a terrific surrogate for her, as is his wife, michelle obama. aboutis still a big if
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the millennials this time. to them, especially younger ones, younger women, even, the idea of a elect hillary because she is a woman, it does not resonate. too many younger people, diversity is a key part of their lives, and race is still seen as many -- by many as a bigger barrier in life than gender. older ones do not necessarily feel that way. f inennials are a big i terms of turnout and that is why the last days are spent at viming everything at got efforts on college campuses in florida. host: as part of that effort to get them to vote early? caller: absolutely. there was also before this --guest: absolutely. there was also before that's a big bush -- big push to get them
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to change their affiliation. i was asking the question what are the common question people , and one office about of the biggest things supervisors told me is that many young people just don't know how to change their registration from one place to another, which often, has been in the past, one of the reasons they have not voted. they were still under the impression, and a lot still are, that you have to run home to where you are registered to vote, but it is easy to change a registration to where you currently live. i think the supervisors across the state have tried to get that message out more this time out. it is the mechanics of voting -- brand-new voters, brand-new registrants, often need the extra help in telling them where to vote, went. handing them a sample ballot, explaining things to them.
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withke it for granted voters, but brand-new voters are still intimidated. that is the role of parties, candidates, election people -- take sure new registrants actually vote. host: because of hurricane matthew, by the way, a federal judge in florida extended early voting past october 18. it goes from october 29 until november 5, and that has been extended. over 120,000 people have taken advantage. let's go to daytona, photo. lori, good morning. caller: good morning, c-span. my main issue is i am an born in 1966,ter, and i was not invited to any of these parties, and near there were my children. the biggest issue is power. it is very important for me to choose my power company. right now florida power and
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light wants to force me to ruin lives in oklahoma by continuing fracking and pay for that. i would much prefer to pay for florida.ms in i want to see the candidates address is horrible issues with the power companies not allowing us the freedom of choice. i think it is important. power costsg our down. i want to see a candidate that will talk about amendment one, especially in the senate race. marco rubio was our house representative, house speaker -- he had an opportunity to let the legislature take care of this, and he has completely ignored it, and they have ignored it since, like our water amendment they are ignoring. i want my candidates to address this, and then i will make my choice. host: ok, laurie. --dr.cmanus question mike macmanus a?
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we had a debate last night, and the environment is a big issue in florida. the economies and jobs are number one, but the environment is number two. people moved to florida because of his environmental assets -- springs, links, beaches, sunshine, of course. they want to hear candidates talk about the environment, and it is especially true of all age groups, but the entire -- the millennials are an environmentally conscious generation. fracking -- we found a large portion of floridians didn't exactly know what that term meant, and what, of course, the importance of our survey is to help groups see where people don't have strong opinions and things that need to be addressed. no question about it -- the environment is a big issue -- climate change.
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in our state, most importantly, water-related issues, the everglades, the quantity and quality of our water. you have that environmental things of late like the algae bloom and so forth. it has not gotten a lot of attention at the presidential level, and a u.s. senate race, frankly, even though it is critically important to who controls the u.s. senate party-wise, it has not gotten much because everything on our television is presidential ads nonstop. host: that race is between the incumbent senator marco rubio, who decided to run for his seat after losing the presidential primary, against patrick murphy. that debate -- if you are interested, if you missed it, you can go to our website, c-span.org. lynn in new jersey. you are next. caller: hi.
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thank you for taking the time to hear from me. i think the back and forth between, you know, hillary, and donald, needs to be put aside, and we need to focus on issues such as global poverty. if we can stabilize these other regions, that will bring jobs back here to the u.s. it is also going to take that threat of terrorism away. they target areas where there is poverty, no structure, and they can come and take over. there are one billion people that are hungry in this world. one child dies every 3.6 seconds, and that is from poverty, a lack of clean water, hunger, and preventable diseases. if we focus on that issue, that will bring some security back to the united states, and it will also, you know, help bring jobs around, because they will come
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out of poverty, and they will become consumers and they will be buying our goods. that brings jobs here to the natixis. host: all right -- to the united states. host: all right, lynn. dr. macmanus? certainly, her argument about the global nature of the economy is something that is absolutely true. we know that. the problem is when you have an election like we have right now, and the top two concerns of voters are the economy and jobs and personal safety and security, which would include both terrorist incidents on american soil, as well as the random shootings that are very unsettling to people, we do see polls that show and ask the question about where people would prefer that emphasis be spent. one of the polls shows that over say let's putans our emphasis on solving people's problems in america first, and
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let other countries take care of themselves. americans become somewhat isolationists in what they want when there are such huge problems at home, but it is absolutely true, as your caller mentioned, that the world's economy is intertwined. it is a global economy. as i said, americans say right now big problems at home. let's address these first, and that we will worry about the rest. host: patricia in panama city, florida. good morning. caller: good morning. first i want to say i was a republican for 40 years. i did not vote for bill clinton, but when newt gingrich came in and accused him of everything he could think of -- he and his wife -- i have watched this for 30 years. i voted for hillary because i think donald, his lack of civility and crudeness was
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enough to change my mind right there. i will have voted for hillary anyway. i think she is going to make a great president. i have lost friends in the selection. part of my family -- we are divided right now. i hate it. i still think she is the best one. i just could not possibly vote for somebody that is crude, swears with children in the audience. i think he is terrible. patricia, what about your female friends and family -- are most of them -- do they have the same reaction to donald trump, or are they split? caller: they are split. half of my family is for hillary, and half is for trump, along with my friends. i've even lost some friendships because of it. are: dr. macmanus, how women in florida reacting to the
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stories not long ago about donald trump bragging about taking actions against women that did not consent? the women's vote here is leading toward hillary, tickling solidly, --women, particularly the younger women, solidly. the point your caller made is how many people cannot talk about this with people they have been friends with or family members. our is the toxic nature of politics. the most interesting poll i have seen that tells where we have come, what we have come to, is how many people say they would be very upset if their child married someone from the opposite party. think of that. host: [laughter] guest: it is amazing. host: joe in pensacola. good morning. caller: good morning.
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how are you doing? host: doing well. question or comment here? caller: it is a comment. i want to commend the lady that just got off the line, fellow floridian. it is the same old thing. we have to realize one thing -- we have to know what it is you are dealing with. donald trump is your typical, average, american man. yeah, he is talking about everything people want to hear, but you are talking about a racial divide, it did not start with donald. he is the voice of people who already think that way. ever since the election of our first black president, there is resentment in the nation, and it is very hypocritical for them to think the issues will hide their true feelings. i wish we would come together as human beings first and see we really do have a problem. ,et the reality of success
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parents, and capability speak for itself. yeah, i am voting for hillary. i am voting for hillary for one reason --she is qualified, ready, and prepared. host: ok. we heard your point. i want to have dr. macmanus jump in. guest: the racial divide thing he pointed out does go back many, many years. people are hopeful that at some point can be resolved. it is not happening this election cycle. but it didn't start with this election cycle either. interesting thing there -- even in florida we released poll results yesterday from our survey that showed when asked what is the biggest divide in our state that is keeping big problems from being solved, just two years ago, the biggest aside by far was identified republicans versus democrats, the partisan divide. this timeout it is the racial and ethnic divide. we are saying this all over the country.
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exacerbated by this campaign. but, as the gentleman pointed out, it is very distressing to people who just want people to come together -- good people. the problem is how we come together, the viewpoints of how to do it are extremely polarized. host: another call from florida and lake worth. toni, welcome. caller: i am really concerned how they will regulate fraudulent voting and fraudulent registration because we have seen it compound to write that i would never believe -- two rates that i would never believe. so, how will they account for the overload on our election system? they can not even get through the number of registrations. host: ok, we will have dr. macmanus answer. of latee have had a lot
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registrations because of the court ruling that said registration could be extended a week, and it is the job of our county supervisor of elections to certify those registrations. it is what is causing people the your caller to ask question how can we possibly verify all of this, and every election season and our state -- you can understand why -- there is always local press that comes up with a story about how people are voting in a state, usually in the north, and also voting in florida. those kinds of things are not news to florida. they come up every two or four years when we have elections. now, of course, the late registrations. that is causing people to really wonder about the integrity of the election system, but thankfully, let me assure the nation florida no longer has hanging chads. we no longer have the electronic machines causing problems
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elsewhere. we have paper ballots. we have good roles in terms of how people can track the ballots they have sent in, and so forth. no election system is absolutely perfect. whether it is people or equipment, you can have shortcomings. everybody in the state is committed to making sure every vote counts. the last thing florida wants, and any state, for that matter, is to be the epicenter of the country for a month after the election. i do not see florida going there. i think our election supervisors are doing a good job this timeout as best they can. do not want another replay of 2000, but what are the rules now for a mandatory recount? have they changed? guest: the mandatory recount, within a certain percentage is and aomatic recount, tighter percentage means you have to have a recount. the first percentage is of a
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sample precinct, and the other would be all of the returns -- and mandatory recount. one half of 1%, i think, the trigger for automatic recount. host: anthony in las vegas. good morning. you are up early. thanks for calling in. go ahead. caller: thank you. i always watch your show for the independent news. i've been member of a labor union, and one of the only labor unions in nevada that went against the afl-cio, and we actually endorsed bernie sanders. they did not want us to endorse in the primary. i am also pretty active online, and i am in a community where there is a lot of millennials, and i know for a fact these millennials are not warming up to hillary clinton. they are not going to vote for her, and they are pretty dead
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set on that. you see the chatter online, and a lot of them are starting to warm up to donald trump, and the reason they are warming to donald trump is because they want to take the system down. the system is corrupt. we talk about it. all of us -- we share posts from wikileaks, and we see all the things that the democrat party has been involved in. host: anthony, i want dr. macmanus to share her thoughts with us on that point -- young people not trusting the system. guest: absolutely. he points to the verification of it, with a huge percentage of people country that voted for him in the primaries or caucuses. it is true that the turnout of the millennials is in question, of course. in florida, we have a history of young-minute surge of
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voting. on the other hand, they do think the system is corrupt. the money in politics is one of the things that is very alienating to them. when i speak to various party groups across the state and they reach younger voters, i say do not make every appeal you are sending to them all about money and donate because these people have a lot of debt. college debt is real. systemsent the whole seems corrupt. presidents,ow two and have only been of political edge for the barack obama and george w. bush administrations, and the alienation is very prevalent. i think you will see some of them will choose johnson or stien, and we know they will. to me, the unfairness in the process has been one polls only focus on hillary clinton and donald trump, when, in fact, on the ballot, are other
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candidates. that has not been helpful for americans in terms of making decisions. the young people are tired as politics -- of politics as usual. host: dr. macmanus, it did not suggestion, sanders encouragement to vote for hillary clinton and not a third-party candidate? has that not help in states like florida? lot,: it did not help a and i must tell you there are older progressives that have not .armed up to her the older progressives are the ones that track, like your last caller pointed out, the wikileaks, especially when he related to what they already thought was the case about bernie sanders being treated badly by the party. we do not know what percentage of democrats are just going to withhold their support, or going to go for one of the third-party candidates, but what i will say about florida, which is making
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it so difficult to call who is going to win, is in all my years following politics, i do not believe i can ever recall there has been such softness of opinions about voting and who to vote for in both party's basis at a time when both parties need cohesiveness more than they ever have in the past. i call this a soft-opinion election, which, again, tracks back to the difficulty of using polls totally, because polls simply cannot predict turnout, especially in volatile swing states that are so important, like florida. host: tony is in ashburn, virginia. hi, there, tony. good morning. caller: good morning. i'm a traditional republican, but i voted for patrick moynihan in new york when i lived there. the comment i am going to make is about population, and the world getting overpopulated.
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the lady earlier, i think, mentioned something about reaching out and helping people around the world, you know, regarding poverty. my concern is when the population is getting doubled in asia, china, india, africa, south america, before we know it -- i do not know how many years exactly, we will be doubled in population. muchar can we go, and how immigrants can we accept? it is a major concern. we have to have limits, and protocols in the world these people probably need to follow. ,ost: well tony, dr. macmanus not an immigration expert, but what are your thoughts about the people coming to the country and what it means for the election, and florida in particular? guest: it is not cited as one of the major issues in the state.
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it was not near the top. in terms of asking floridians how the economy could best be improved or what are the things that would best be improved -- at the top of the list was better paying jobs, but number three was the immigration issue. tornflorida has me know, feelings about immigration, because obviously many people that live here are immigrants. my own grandfather was an immigrant way back when in the the other hand, this is a state also that is aware of what uncontrolled immigration can do to the economy, so you do have mixed signals on this issue, but really it is not as big an issue here because puerto ricans, who are a large influx of our citizens, and of course, cubans have had a special status for years -- it is just not the issue. what is the issue is immigration
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and security in our state, more than immigration and the economy. host: let me ask you, dr. macmanus, about the ground game for each of these candidates -- where are they spending their resources, their time? who has the better grounding? and do both of them need florida in the win column to get to the magic number of 270? let's start with the last question first. absolutely, donald trump must have florida. he cannot win without it. hillary clinton could, but does she want to lose florida -- no, because a u.s. senate seat is critical as to whether she can have control. she is here fighting for patrick murphy as much as herself. it is true that when you look at where they are going, and what media markets the candidates are picking -- appearing in, they are picking places where they are worried about their base and
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turnout. hillary clinton spent a lot of time in southeast florida, particularly appealing to the young college students and communities of color in that area, that have had turnout issues in the past. she has appeared there. she is bringing in president obama tomorrow to that area. she has also come to tampa, as has donald trump, albeit for different reasons. hillary is coming to the tampa market. who is she trying to reach there -- millennials, older voters and hispanics. why do donald trump come to tampa the day before her -- to reach the large suburban vote that is very critical for republican victory in our state. our suburban areas are filled lower-income -- retirees not as much -- the places that are competitive are places where you have families and children, middle-aged and a bit younger populations.
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each one of them is carefully choosing the areas of the state where they need to ramp up turnout. exactly why donald trump went up to saint augustine -- if he is insane augustine, he is on television in the key jacksonville market -- in saint augustine, he is on television in the key jacksonville market there. where the candidates are going, where they are spending money on ads speaks volumes to the get out to vote effort. it is true clinton has better surrogates. trump does it on his own. macmanus,susan university of south florida, thank you very much. guest: thank you. host: you can follow her dr.lysis on twitter @ macmanus. next, we will speak with mitch ceasar, the democratic chair of
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the democratic party in broward county about how the hilly clinton campaign is targeting key -- hillary clinton campaign is targeting key demographic markets, and later, nick diceglie, the party chairman for pinellas county in florida. first, hillary clinton and donald trump have been crisscrossing the state, as we have been talking about all week as they campaign for the state's 29 electoral votes. here they are. this is clinton in tampa yesterday and mr. trump in tallahassee. [video clip] sec. clinton: we are going to get the economy working for everyone. get rail -- we are going to it, because it would help you so much. [applause] sec. clinton: think of the people we would put to work --
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technology, animation, research, -- innovation, research, advanced manufacturing, and yes, small business. i want to be the best small business president you can have to help people start and grow their business. we're also going to make america the clean energy superpower of the 21st century. millions ofn create jobs and we can protect florida, especially coastal florida. we can protect our planet at the same time. you are already seeing the results of climate change here in florida. i was just in miami, and they actually have flooding on sunny days with no rain. people are calling 311 because they think a water main broke, but it is the oceans rising. i know there is no state that could benefit more from a clean energy agenda than florida, and that is exactly what we are going to do. [applause] [video clip]
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mr. trump: this morning i spent some time with the incredible time -- employees at trump national, which we own, and i am proud of the fact that i employ thousands and thousands of people all over florida, and the state is an amazing state, and i'm also proud to provide them with benefits, including health care. unfortunately, a small number of the people that work at trump national in doral, which is miami, they are on obamacare -- a small percentage. as i said this morning, they are having tremendous difficulty. in fact, a lot of them have said can you take me off of obamacare? should i do it or not? should i take them off? maybe i will. i will mention you folks when i do it. it is a small group that is having tremendous problems with obamacare because of what is going on with the premiums, and
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what is going on with the deductibles -- again, they cannot use it. we're going to get these people help. we going to get the people of the country help. we are going to start replacing it. we are going to have a great health care system in the united states, and a system that you can afford. forremember, if you vote hillary clinton, she wants to double down on obamacare, and make it even more expensive and worse. " washington journal" continues. host: and we are back with our look at the sunshine state of florida and its 29 electoral votes. we will go back down to florida, where mitch ceasar, the chair of the democratic party in broward county joins us to talk to us about hillary clinton and the democratic party's campaign in florida. begin with let's
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what happened four years ago. in 2012, president obama won florida by less than 75,000 votes -- less than 1%, when the state had pretty much parity, but more registered democrats -- 536,000. has hillary clinton been able to capture the obama coalition in the state? guest: i think she has. i think it has been a process because president obama is a tough act to follow. we have talked about millennials for a long time. he, kind of, effortlessly connected with them. i think there is more momentum on the clinton said now that we are closing on election day. to give you honest oracle perspective, as you mentioned, president obama won florida by about one point, 70,000 or so. broward county, where i am, is the largest democratic county in the state. the margin of victory in broward
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county was 250 5000 votes. for us here it is not about winning, and we are part of greater south florida, but it is about the margin, which trump .ries to tamp down there is a lot of enthusiasm, and there is genuine concern that there is the possibility of a trump presidency. a recents is from cbs, article, that hillary clinton, who many voters say won the debates, has not persuaded voters on key items, such as her ability to fix the economy, or that she understands regular people. clinton also fails to hit the 50% mark on whether she understands regular people, and whether she could fix the economy, 42%. what is your reaction to that,
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mr. ceasar? caller: -- guest: first of all, i find it interesting on the one where she does not relate to regular people -- she grew up in humble beginnings. donald trump did not. he was given money to start off, unlike most people i've ever met in my life. we have to limit, we talk about werida as a swing state -- have to remember, we talk about florida as a swing state. the largest mental state in play -- california, new york, texas, they always go in a predictable manner. florida does not did it goes back and forth. it is a purple state, though we do much better in presidential turnout years. some of it is baked in with hillary after 25 or 30 years of the republican attack machine. they have done a good job. on the foot side, donald trump has been a good job of defining himself, which has been negative.
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i think at the end of the day in florida, as will be in the country, they are comfortable with someone that is reliable right right temperament. i think that will make this a more obvious choice. we are closing in. there are fewer and fewer undecided. host: mr. ceasar, what do you think could make the difference for hillary clinton's campaign in florida -- what will it be, and where could that happen? women, moderate republicans -- there are a few left -- it will come down to two factors -- how good is the turnout in south florida, and the i-four corridor, the swing area, i think there are a lot of swing voters, independents, and i would bet we will win florida, a very close race. very close. because people just say i cannot
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trust donald trump, specifically women. host: ok. let's get to patricia who is in dade city, florida. you are on the up. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. i have listened to this whole thing this morning, and i must admit, i am born and raised in the city of new york, and i have all kinds of experience with wall street, and how people are, and so on and so on. both candidates to me represents money and more money. the problem is money trumps this whole election cycle more than it has ever in my lifetime, and i am an older female. of these people who supported bernie sanders, and i will be honest with you, not a hillary supporter, and god help me, never a trump supporter, but on the other hand, i could not throw my vote away, so i had to vote for her. i had to.
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on the other hand, i still do not have the faith in her that i should as a staunch democrat, and i have been a democrat my whole life. the divide between myself and my family is phenomenal is because they are republicans, and they are younger than i am, but what i see in florida is devastation. there was a piece put out in the newspaper locally here last sunday -- the state of anxiety. well, people need jobs, sir. do i have faith, -- faith in her? no, i don't. do i have faith in him? of course, if he wants to pay the minimum wage, or nothing at all. as a registered voter, a democrat in florida, i have a difficult time believing half of which of anything that comes out here because it is not true. host: patricia, hang on the line, and mitch ceasar come a
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what you say to patricia? how do you convince her she should have faith in hillary clinton? guest: let me say i have gone through many presidential cycles and have had disagreements with republican candidates philosophically, but i was never so concerned about how it would affect the stock market, the world, and so forth. this is the first time in my entire life i have been genuinely scared because of the candidacy of donald trump. now, maybe his candidacy is supposed to scare someone like me, but i think it scares most people i talk to, regardless of if they are republicans, democrats, or independents. i think you have to grant that secretary clinton has the right temperament, and there is a consistency of her service. background. has no he clearly shows himself, as he did in the debates, to be kind of, for lack of a better term, a petulant child, an 11-year-old
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that cannot control his emotions and runs to twitter and we have to have someone that is respected worldwide. i do not think dow is capable of that. thinkaud you -- i do not donald trump is capable of that. i applaud you for your dedication, for being the only democrat in your family, but i think secretary clinton offers enough consistency, where donald trump not only switches positions, as we all know, but he will switch it multiple times in the same day. you cannot have a president like that. somebody has to lead the world -- you have to have steadiness. i think secretary clinton offers that. host: patricia, are you still there? i think we lost a. in ohio.o to flo you are on the air with mitch ceasar. caller: good morning. thank you for letting me get through to you. i have been wanting to do this for days now. finally made it. i want you to know i do not like
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either one of them, as far as running for president. i think hillary should be in jail, not running for president. that is my opinion. i think everyone ought to think you're going to vote for the party, not for the person, because look what you are going obama -- obama again, care. it is going to be right in everything that you do. it,ou stop and think about do not even do it. there are going to be people that will help you through it, and forget what he said. that is my opinion. host: mitch ceasar, what is your reaction? guest: first, let me thank the caller. she lives in another swing state, i think you said ohio. the universal sentiment i get from everyone i speak to his they are excited it is almost over. candidates would agree on that. they said that at the l smith
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dinner, which is total agreement, which is read these days. i think people are frustrated. the economy, the stock market has been decent, the unemployment rate is decent, but a lot of people have been left out of the economy. secretary clinton has talked about that for a long time. that is why she is trying to appeal to young people, not only to make college tuition free, in the context of families making less than $125,000, but that is also going to spur the economy. she has been very specific about her programs. donald trump has not. he talks about broad generalities when he does not get sidetracked and he is only reading off the teleprompter, but he has offered no specifics. if you're going to spend or do something, you have to show what it will come from. he has never done that. it is all broad message. secretary clinton has been consistent. host: randy is in amsterdam, new york. you are next. yes, i am a victim of
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hillary's economic plan, anyway. she promised thousands and thousands of jobs in upstate new york, and never could deliver. -- if, my question is your guest can tell me how the clinton campaign reimburses sending obama on the campaign trail -- who is paying for that. host: mitch ceasar -- do you know, as a member question -- member? guest: i could give you an educated guest. that is not paid by taxpayers. usually it is paid for by the democratic national committee, traditionally. it might come from another fund, but it is not paid by taxpayers. host: a campaign event has to be reimbursed. guest: that is correct. host: cj on twitter has this --
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presidentialvice running mate, tim kaine, was in florida, only 30 people showed up to see him. he says that speaks volumes. there are other testimonials from people in florida saying the crowds are in the thousands, tens of thousands for donald trump, and a lot less for hillary clinton when they hold their respective rallies in the state. well, i do not know of any rally where there were 30 people for senator tim kaine, unless it was a small, private meeting at i have not heard that at all. biggernald trump gets crowds, and he also gives people that go to the same type of events in different pieces of florida, and frankly, crowds are a measurement -- not a major success.nt of
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if they were, with all due respect, bernie sanders it be the nominee. i am not aware to the specifics the caller is questioning, but i am -- i can't tell you that crowd size, like anything else is -- i can tell you crowd size, like anything else is an adrenaline thing, but the -- but it does not guarantee success. host: good morning. caller: bernie would be the nominee if the system was not rigged. i have news for mitch. trump is going to win florida. nobody respects a liar. host: are you still there? why do you think the outcome will win florida? because nobody wants to vote for hillary over here in pensacola. host: mr. ceasar? guest: well, i think it will be
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close. in the last 24 hours there were two polls. one showed trump by two yesterday, and another that shows clinton up by four today. it will be very close -- toss a coin. that is why florida is a swing state. as i said before, florida is three different states. south florida is more like the north east, central florida is that the midwest, and north florida is likely south. pensacola has been a tough area for democrats, where the caller lives. she will not do well in the panhandle. there it is about margins. just like south florida is about margins in the exactly reversed situation. south florida has to make up for the democratic perspective, some of the vote tallies in the panhandle. host: it has been noted by our florida hashat
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become less white. that tends to advantage democrats. when you see that in florida? you will certainly not see it in the panhandle. to some extent in self-worth, the mostly central florida, with people that are puerto rican and hispanic in general. a lot of people in the hospitality business -- a lot of people flock there for work with disney world, universal, and all of that. he will see that in two or three or four key counties in the middle of the state with orlando as the new kilis. nucleas. host: what about cuban-americans reliablyre no longer republican. -- the relations with
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cuba and in florida? guest: i think it has helped democrats, i do not think that is the reason for visit is a global initiative, but it has helped. they are a younger brent -- blend, definitely more progressive, socially, at least, in the last poll i saw in miami-dade county, where there is the greatest concentration of cubans, more or less, certainly in florida, the race was a dead heat -- it was dead even. in the cuban community in dade county. that is not good for republicans. that is because folks are moderated, and younger folks like the lifting of the embargo and the opening up. i think that is a growing trend. actuaryt have to be an to understand some of the folks are getting old or are unfortunately not with us, the younger people are moving up, and the demographic works, as you said earlier, in democrats favor. host: gainesville, florida.
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stella. caller: hi, how are you? host: good morning. call in andnted to talk about how this election has told my relationship apart with my fiancee. woman, an immigrant, a disabled person, he does not stand for anything i am, but my fiancee has gone to the dark side and decided that is his candidate, even though he voted for obama twice. what happened? in the selection, i am definitely voting for clinton. she stands for a lot more of what i am. host: stella, before you go, when you make arguments to your fiance about hillary clinton versus donald trump, why does he say he will vote for mr. trump? caller: ma'am, i do not know what happened. someway, somehow, he went from one side to another. male,a blue-collar white
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i believe that has been a big part of it. i understand where he is coming from, because him and all of his friends see the same thing. so, i do stand up, and i do talk about hillary's position and why i am voting for her. it turns into this discussion that i find very difficult because when you're not talking with like-minded people, you know, you can try and say as much as you want. it is tough to convince anyone. ceasar, why do you think democrats could lose the demographic of the blue-collar, white male worker? guest: i think that is something that has been a trend for a long time, and i do not know if we are losing them as some people think we may. secretary clinton is writing -- running very well among minorities, white. donald trump is running far behind the mitt romney numbers
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on almost every category, including those. with all due respect to the military base, and the battles she is -- i want to thank her for her service and hanging in there -- every poll has shown, and it is a microcosm of what she is expanding -- every poll has shown that america is getting more divided every day. and it also shows social logically that people -- social logically people are attending to socialize more with people that share their philosophy, and do not socialize -- are more clannish, if you will, and don't socialize with people that do not agree with them. that is not good for america, but it is a fact now, and she is, kind of, living it. host: john. good morning. caller: hi, guys. i was listening to the last caller, and i disagree. i will tell you why. i think hillary clinton stands for the muslim brotherhood,
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considering the length and foundation has taken many contributions and given many contributions to them. also, the iran deal -- they say they were trying to pay bills. largestlion to the terrorist organization in the world. that is going out to the muslim brotherhood. that is going out to isis. let's be realistic here. george soros -- you talk about the biggest conflict of interest in the world -- george soros owns 16% -- 16 states -- he owns the machines in 16 states. when you talk about a rigged election, you don't have to be stupid to understand that. host: all right, mr. ceasar, let's get your response to that. guest: well, i mean, i understand his dismay, and friendly, i feel like i am talking, with all due respect, to a trump surrogate. i do not find what most of he
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said to be -- most of what he said to be factually correct. if you were talking about the money thati know of no connectin secretary clinton has had to the muslim brotherhood in any way. that is frankly a far right talking point for donald trump, his campaign, the folks advising him. donald trump has tried very hard to basically not tell the truth. he just does not come and that is why he always complains about fact checkers. this is the extreme echo chamber that has been done for a long time. caller forult the his opinion at all. that is what makes america great, but none of that has been factually proven to be correct. host: let me follow up on what the caller said about george
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opening the voting machines. a flood of deeply misleading posts.
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encourage viewers to go to "washington post" read more. caller: good morning. how are you doing? host: doing great. what is your question or comment? caller: i like what bernie said at the convention. done a lot ofas good work over the years and people should measure her over the work she has done that republicans have put by her to try to disgrace her. democrat,e been a this is what people need to be thinking about, not just what is coming out right now, but what she has done over the years. host: ok. how many commercial ads are you
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seeing? what is it like to be a florida voter? caller: i always look at both sides of things. i have mixed it up in the past. there is not a lot of ads on tv right now that i am seeing. there has been a few. maybe not covering our area. florida, isello, where he was calling from. he is a swing voter. how important is the swing voter to the hillary clinton campaign? guest: i think he is critical, and i think he becomes even more critical because he is calling from north florida, which has traditionally been a republican bastion. he is indicative of a lot of people in the fact that he is undecided in a male in north florida. i think it shows donald trump has not closed the deal. does not sound like he is going to. that is up for grabs. he is a voter that makes a
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difference whether hillary clinton wins or loses. inhink we are probably up florida, clinton is, by an inch, but it is all about turnout, election day voting, early voting, and you may have half the votes in before election day. some like vigilant just called, he is a wait and decider. he is critical. host: here is a tweet from donna. i will be definitely voting for hillary, too. she writes, will vote straight ticket. what do you think that means for down ballot and the senate race between marco rubio, the incumbent, and patrick murphy? guest: i think it means everything, and that is why hillary is campaigning so hard for down ballot people like patrick murphy, who i spent a fair amount of the afternoon with yesterday before the
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debate. latest polls show he is down two. others show he is down by four. he is in the margin of error. very close. patrick said many times he does not think he will win florida if hillary clinton does not win florida. down ballot is critical because he is a moderate democrat. is progressive on the lot issues, and that is what florida is. florida is a microcosm of the rest of the united in addition to being three different states, a split personality as i talked about before. the issue of going down ballot helps everybody because we are talking about a philosophy. believelosophy that i is one significant of america more than the one donald trump
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envisions. host: you think it is a mistake for the democratic campaign committee to not put more money behind patrick murphy? they have taken money out of that state in the senate race. guest: i am not privy to what their strategy is nationally, but as a flurry, yes, it was a mistake. host: marie in homestead, florida, good morning. caller: good morning. host: you are on the air. you have to listen through your phone. caller: the reason why i was , andng, i am from haiti since i have been a citizen fore 1993, i never voted nobody. this year, i am a democrat. i am not republican. i am independent. i was making my mind to vote for
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hillary clinton. but what i see going on with hillary clinton, especially in , so much money from the foundation from people in haiti, .he poorest country hillary clinton is a crook. she is a liar. she lies about everything. she should be imprisoned. she should not be the president of the united states. that is why i am going to vote for trump. for the party of the people. i am voting for the will of the people and what they will do for the country. the american people have to vote for the conscience. talk.quihillary clinton is all host: are you voting for donald
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trump? you said you are not voting for the president. caller: it is my first time in my life i am going to vote for a candidate.i am going to vote for donald trump i know he said a lot of things about women. this is not about women. this is about the united states because the united states is down now. my son is in the army. he has been in the army for a long time. the only person that can help us is donald trump. guest: donald trump has obviously shown no interest in minorities. totally no understanding of what it is like to grow up in that
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type of situation. where you are from haiti or puerto rico or cuba or anywhere else. whether you are from haiti or puerto rico or cuba or anywhere else. there has been no evidence that minorities hold a significant position in any of the trump organizations. hillary clinton came up from humble beginnings. frankly, i think she is long understood based on her history, based on her adult history, whether it is fighting for children or voting for and fighting for minorities. trump, everybody has different reasons. a lot of america is angry. unfortunately, some of the economy has left people out.
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secretary clinton has talked about that. unfortunately, we have seen a history of people voting against their own economic interest and social interest. the caller may be doing that. host: william, good morning. caller: good morning, and thank you for taking my call. i have a two-part question. i am an undecided that is leaning to trump. area of my friends in my are doing the same thing. some of us voted for barack the first time and started seeing that the talk that he was talking, he was not following through. thet of us left the party n. my question is a two-part question, and i need you to help me because after the phone call, i will not be able to guide mitch back to the meat of the
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substance. every time i hear somebody proposing the question or a problem, he is talking back about donald trump, never answering about hillary clinton and giving us meat. ivy to know three accomplishments, and jobs are not one of them, the hillary clinton has done in the last 20 years of her life in policy because i want very badly to vote for her, but i cannot. the second thing is that the media, the thing that is driving me further away from hillary is the media. the media is constantly running her sins. if you would deal with truth and reality, you would have a lot more people that voted for her. host: ok, william. i want him to respond to you. guest: i will give you a couple off the top that are most
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important. after the horrible attack in new york at 9/11 commission was at the forefront of trying to help the responders, victim's, and be at the forefront of the entire issue. she was a senator then. quickly, secretary of state, a couple of quick points. she was part of the equation for osama bin laden, president bush had been hunting for a long time. she was part of the decision-making process which ultimately resulted in his death. different priest treaties she brought around -- peace treaties she brought around the world. she raised the vision internationally about how america is perceived as a place for democracy and human rights. that is not speaking of all the things she has done legislatively for children and women specifically. lady, ifwas the first
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you may or may not consider this the congressman, she went to the other side of the world to talk about women's rights and people's rights. that set certain things in motion. it never happened. a lot of the things she has done over her entire life are taken for granted now almost like history does not count for the last 30 or 40 years of her work. host: when is the name of your town, brad? good morning. go. ahead. caller: good morning. i want to talk about the economy. wouldn't you say that is the most important poll? trump is winning. she is talking about the global and helping global kids and kids in inner cities. she knew she was running for president when she was secretary of state, and still, they did not get any help. inis winning 55 to 40
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economy because he wants americans back to work. couldn't we do that first and then worry about everything else? host: ok. guest: the stock market's better than it has been ever. jobless rate hovers at 5%, which is historically pretty low. there are still people left out of the economy. a lot of the changing technology. donald trump wants to take america and make it great again, and what he is alluding to it midwest cities -- in midwest cities is that factories are gone. that is a terrible thing, but it is also technology that is doing that. she has been through that talked about that with specifics. donald trump talked with broad, easy, tv soundbites. isyou go on her website,
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details a couple of issues with great specificity. when she talked about providing help for college kids, she talked about how there would be a tax increase for the upward couple percent. donald trump says i will make a great again and leaves it at that. he has turned the campaign into a game show or a reality show, and that is fine for him and his sort of candidacy. that is not fine for the future of america. host: donna is in florida. caller: hi. sandersion is senator seemed to be so disenfranchised with the democratic party. i have thinking he only ran as a democrat for fundraising purposes only. i would like to hear his comment. thank you. guest: i am not sure the question. host: about bernie sanders
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supporters being disenfranchised from the democrats. guest: i don't think that is true. i understand the concern, but i don't think that is true. you see senator sanders on the campaign trail quite a bit. i think he does what he thinks is best and is not motivated that with my politics. he would not be on the trail for hillary clinton if he did not believe in it. we put out the most progressive democratic platform in the history of the party. that is due significantly to the input of the bernie sanders folks, bernie sanders, and his supporters. i don't think a lot of his ideas have been left behind, but quite the opposite. the most obvious one was the college tuition help, which is critical not only for kids, but for futures for families and the economy. generates much more to the
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economy. host: when you look at the election results from 2012 of florida, you break it down by , a very tight race. president obama won with just 75,000 more votes. i-4n it comes to the - corridor across the state from orlando to tampa, could the m ap change, and where do you think it will change? guest: it could. get will not change in south or north florida. it will have to change in central florida. --lsboro, which is to, a key which is tampa, a key swing area. in certain places in central florida, it could flip a little
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like hillsboro county. in osceola county, it is a democratic county. it will almost be like south turnout.s for the attention of it is a dead heat race. that is what we are the biggest swing state in the entire country, and we are more than 10% of the other world votes. we are 29 phillips world votes. we are more than 10% of the electoral votes. electoral votes.rrel host: that is what we are talking to you. thank you very much. coming up, we will talk about the current campaign and the strategy to win with nick diceglie, who is the republican party chair for the pinellas
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county in florida. florida is the site of one of the key senate races, which could decide control of the senate. last lap, the incumbent, marco rubio, participated in a debate with patrick murphy, who represents the state's 18th district. want to show you a little bit of that. [video clip] >> you said last week that you will serve a full six-year term in the u.s. senate, god willing. qualifier many times. god willing a way out in case prayer of to change your mind in a race for the 2020 white house? >> god willing to something i
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always say because even though man plots hour course, god plots our steps. the creator of the universally still sitting on the throne. i believe that deeply. it is not a qualifier. is what i truly believe. let me address book murphy said a moment ago because he is living up to his reputation as a surreal embellish or. when he written for congress -- when he ran for congress, he said his experience as cba would him. will help he still does not have a florida cpa license. he talked today about how he helped clean up the oil spill. he did not. he did not have a single contract to do so. why does someone make things up? you don't have anything real to point to. the congressman talked about $2
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million he was able to get for the everglades. know he did not. -- no he did not. he had nothing to do with them being in the bill. he did not do anything except sign onto a letter. he has no record of achievement, and i encourage people to compare that to the things i have done in my nine years in tel tallahasse. there are sections today on hezbollah. on and on. >> and i just jump in? if you voted as much as you like, you may be a decent senator, but you continue to throw out these lies. they have been debunked by politifact. i am proud of what i have done. we were asked the question about your comments about not running for office.
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use it 10,000 times that you were not going to run for the senate again. the day before qualifying, you throw your name back in. it takes you four to months to admit you want this job. he will ask and say he will serve a full term. florida deserves better than that. >> first of all, the reason why he keeps bringing this up is because it will be easier for him if i do not change my mind, so that is what he is upset i decided to run. >> "washington journal" continues. host: there are 29 electoral votes of paragraphs in the state grabs ina -- up for the state of florida. joining us from miami this morning to talk about donald trump's chances in the state and the strategy there is nick diceglie, who is the republican
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party chair for the pinellas county. let's begin with the state of florida and whether or not donald trump absolutely has to have it in a win column. do you believe that is true? guest: good morning, i think you for having me. absolutely. there is a law on the line in the state of florida. donald trump needs florida, north carolina, ohio, nevada. we know all of the swing states that are vital for him to be successful, in florida is at the top of the list. host: i misspelled it said you are in miami, but you are in tampa. where in florida do you think mr. trump will do well? where will it happen? what could be the determining factor demographically or otherwise? guest: we always talk about
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-- guest: we always talk about the i-4 corridor. hillary clinton has a stronghold in south florida. republicans have a stronghold in north florida. that i-4 corridor is the one that decides statewide elections in florida. when we look at places like pinellas county, over the last two years, we have finally caught up with the democrats in voter registration so this is a number one swing county in the state. hillsboro county and other swing county-- hillsboro another swing county. host: what type of voter will determine it? guest: i think we have got this
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middle-class white voter certainly leading to donald trump, but even more importantly, the enthusiasm for hillary clinton from some of these other demographics, the african-americans, hispanics, the trends right now are showing the enthusiasm is simply not there for hillary clinton. us and days to go for the republican party, our efforts are to get out and vote so let's vote whether it is female, male, hispanics, african-americans. we are speaking to the entire electorate. that is what it is going to take to win this race. host: what are your polls showing? a recent poll by bloomberg show's donald trump is up by one point. the national average, hillary clinton is up by two point. what is your internal polling showing you?
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guest: yes, it is tightening. for one county specifically, donald trump and hillary clinton have been tied for weeks now. what we're seeing is simply this , donald trump represents a voice that is tired of a broken system in washington, d.c. hillary clinton represents the actual broken system in washington, d.c. i think this race is becoming more about what these individuals represent versus republican and democrats. we are seeing some democrats that may be coming over to vote for donald trump and vice versa. with 12 days left going through this very negative campaign, very personal campaign, we are now at the point where folks are looking at donald trump as someone who represents a change. this is a change election. hillary clinton represents someone of the same. we have eight years of obama
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policy. she will continue those failed policies. on how represents a -- donald trump represents a change. if this truly is a change election, donald trump is going to be the next president of the united states. host: is he spending enough money in the state of florida? hillary clinton is spending more. he is spending less overall. is he spending enough in florida? guest: look, hillary clinton has been outstanding donald trump since day one, and we have a tight race. he is getting on the campaign trail. he visited six cities in the state earlier this week. he was getting 20,000 people in attendance at these rallies. i have not going to sit here and tell you that because he is
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pulling 20,000 people that he will in this race, but it shows me there is a movement here. there is an intensity on the republican side we have not seen in decades, if ever. donald trump, he is going face-to-face, door-to-door. we are going face-to-face, door-to-door within our precincts, within our county. we have an aggressive get out the vote campaign now that his grassroots. she is spending a lot of money, but this race will be determined on the ground. itald trump, the way we see and the intensity, he has an advantage right now. the momentum is beginning to go his direction. host: you are on the ground. do you agree with your candidate that the election system is rigged? guest: i will say this. when it comes to our supervisor of election in pinellas county,
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she is one of the best in the state. i have 100% confidence that she is going to have a 100% flawless election on november 8. we had a secretary of state, also a republican, conducting these elections. i have 100% confidence in the ability he is able to do well. when i talk about rigged elections, are talking about the mainstream media. the mainstream media is clearly in the tank for hillary clinton. there is no denying that. when you have one hour of coverage and 55 minutes is covered on donald trump and things that happened 10, 12, 20 years ago, and five minutes are discussed about hillary clinton in the e-mails and the corruptness and wikileaks, the american people are seeing that and will go into the voting booth and say, do we want change or more of the same? i think the intensity we are
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seeing, the polls that are tightening, we will see a change election and donald trump as the next president of the united states. host: given what you just said, if the media is for hillary clinton, if she wins on election day, should donald trump and his supporters accept the results? guest: yes. i say that because, you know, despite what has been said, certainly if there are no serious indications of legitimate voter fraud, there is no reason why this election should not be accepted by donald trump or hillary clinton. host: let's get to calls. in sarasota, florida, troy has been waiting. good morning. are you with us? i don't know what happened. let's move on to matilda in maryland.
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good morning. caller: hi.good morning . thank you c-span. to your guests, i do not mean any of this personally, but i am a democrat. i am proud to be a democrat. what i see is that donald trump is giving a populist message about the trades, bringing the jobs back. i heard him about drinking water quality pollution, things like that. those are typically democratic issues. they are not typically in the republican column. i feel like over the past 30 years, a lot of the people have been essentially misled because if you look at the republican party and listen to their comments, it seems like most comments are littered with words like free enterprise, privatization, and they do not
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narrative. they needed another party voted against equal pay, the violence against women act, the veteran's job bill. they voted primarily for the trade bills, whereas more democrats vote against trade bills. they were really democrats that the democratic party was not able to bring them in. that is the fault of the democratic party. host: i want to stop it there and have nick diceglie responded. -- respond. guest: i am not sure what the question is, but it is very difficult for republicans to get some of their initiatives passed in washington. certainly in the last couple of says theerybody
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republicans have been of obstructionalists with president obama. republicans have found it difficult to work with the president who does not want to listen to or even remotely compromise with the republican congress. again, i think that as we get towards the end of this election, i think this country needs new fresh vision. we need a new direction. we need to change the broken system we have been witnessing in washington, d.c., for a very long time. there are millions of people that have lost their jobs, that have seen their industries be brought overseas. this is the disconnect that has led to donald trump being successful in the republican
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primary. this is what led to him being on the cusp of winning this election because people are tired of what they are seeing. they are tired of what is going on in washington, and that goes for both sides. theainly, for my opinion, policies of the republican party are what is best for the american people, and we need new fresh leadership in washington, d.c. host: mr. diceglie, the political story that was posted quotes ay sent to conservative leading members obtained by politico. the was in just 3% is not as
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close as it seems in the state of florida. this is a landslide in our great state, he wrote. based on the consistent failure to improve on his standing with voters under 50 and female, it seems obvious that his only hope in florida is a low turnout. can you speak to that? guest: i read that article yesterday. i respectfully disagree. what we are seeing right now is we have been mailing in our mail-in ballots or absentee ballots for more than two weeks, and what we are seeing is a very tight race. even more importantly than that, we saw a bloomberg poll, 50% of
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republicans say they will vote on election day. this is very similar to what we ,xperience in pinellas county where the absentees were calculated and alex sink was up three percentage points, but republicans won that election on election day. i also believe that this will be a high turnout election. that is what the trends are showing us right now. we talked about this hidden trump vote. there is something very valid to that. there were 150,000 new registered voters that voted in the presidential preference primary in march. 150,000 voters, many of them have never voted before. i am a small business owner. i have a couple of employees that fit into that category.
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they are in their 50's and never voted before, but they registered specifically to vote for donald trump, and i think that hitting vote is something polls, it is impossible for the polls to capture that. that combined with the intensity, that combined with less enthusiasm for hillary clinton in the state of florida with a key demographics that she is relying on, the african-american communities, the hispanic communities, i think this is a very well for donald trump. i have now worried about low turnout. there is a high intensity here that people may want to say that is not occurring, but i can tell you being on the ground it is not only happening, but it is real, and it is going to be the difference in this election. host: let's go to miami. good morning. caller: good morning. the reason i'm calling is sees hebernie sanders
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then, now, they set themselves to hillary -- tod themselves to hillary have free college in the united states. i don't think this will never ever ever happen. host: ok. what about bernie sanders supporters not going to hillary clinton? what is donald trump's message to them? ,uest: his message to them is this is a change election. let's go back to the democratic primary. bernie sanders struck a chord
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with millions of americans across this country. millions of young americans across this country, particularly millennials. the problem is bernie sanders is a self-described socialist. i personally take issue with that. that is completely against what i believe and what my principles are, so i do believe that there is a mistrust between some of these bernie sanders supporters and hillary clinton. they are having a very difficult time accepting the fact that she is their nominally. -- nominee. caller talk about college costs and how that will be paid for. under hillary clinton's plan, she is trying to have it a four. my question is, where is that money coming from? andre $20 trillion in debt,
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we will raise taxes on the rich, redistribute that to pay for college education under hillary clinton's plan. i don't believe that this accept anyabout to hint of socialism or wealth redistribution. this is not what the country was founded on. when i look at these individual states, individual states need to take that issue by the horns with their legislature, with the governor, and fix the university systems, for example. back to bernie sanders supporters, of course they are having a difficult time trusting hillary clinton. of course they are having a difficult time voting for her. it is obvious she is part of a corrupt system. the more e-mails come out, it is proof in the pudding that she is
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part of a broken system and has been part of it for more than 30 years. they are not comfortable with it. republicans across this country and independents are not culpable with hillary clinton because she is not to be trusted. host: mike in benton, kentucky. caller: thank you. m i on? host: yes, we can hear you. caller: hillary clinton keeps talking about contractors not getting paid. i think we need to come back as republicans or donald and dispute that. all the jobs he has created in .lorida, he made 1600 jobs all the people were getting wages. when he starts reducing everybody's wages, hillary is saying she will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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they don't need to raise the minimum wage because as soon as you do that, me as a contractor, you will put me out of business because you will not buy a house i used to sell for $70,000 for $150,000. mike, you have heard from you candidate that he will raise the minimum wage as well. caller: yes. i am saying donald trump will raise wages because he will reduce taxes to the middle economy. taxes toeduce corporations so corporations will want to stay in this country. host: we believe it there -- we will leave it there. what impact has that had all the state of florida economically? guest: it has had a positive impact. let's not forget it takes one employee, one disgruntled employee, to complain about
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donald trump, his businesses, and hillary's campaign comes in and takes that one individual and makes millions of dollars worth of tv commercials to make a picture that donald trump is some sort of irresponsible business owner. here is the reality. donald trump creates jobs. in the state of florida under gov. rick scott's leadership, we have created millions of new jobs in this state. this state is doing fantastic getting corporations to set up shop here in the state of florida. why is that? there is a low tax burden on businesses. businesses, is in their best interest to set up shop here. we have no personal income tax in the state of florida. that is under strong republican leadership by governor, strong legislatures in the house and senate, and this is what it will take to turn our economy around. donald trump is very much in
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line with the philosophy of gov. rick scott. lower the corporate tax rates. being the number one tax country in the world when it comes to corporate taxes, that is a problem. that is why these businesses were taking their shops and businesses overseas. in the united states, companies are coming to the state of florida because it is a very business friendly environment. donald trump has also taken advantage of that. donald trump over many decades has created jobs, has taken care of families. i am a small business owner as well. i can relate to that. that is what this country is about. whether you are a $1 billion corporation or a small business with 20 employees, you are creating jobs, giving people private to work -- pride to work. that is the fabric of america. they take care of their families and work hard.
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donald trump contributes to that in a very positive way. i think that is why he is so attractive to so many americans because he is not a politician. he is somebody that has been successful in the business world. heis something that i think is surrounding himself with the right people. he has done that his whole life. the first decision he made in this election and in his campaign was governor mike pence as his running mate. we can all agree that governor mike pence has been a huge asset to this campaign. he is a great american. we are proud to have him running with donald trump. donald trump has a track record of surrounding himself with great people, running great businesses, creating jobs. he understands what it will take to turn this economy around and take america into the future. host: let's get in two phone calls hear from florida. good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call.
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i am a registered independent and voting early. to the gentleman's point, governor scott, i was very skeptical of him. i am grateful he is our governor. he has done a good job.he can do some improvements on the major businesses. there is still a lot of money at the top that has not trickle d down to the people, but overall, we are on the right track here in florida. i voted for president obama to times. -- two times. he is a great speaker. that's it. supporters should support the next president, but this is why i am voting for trump. the next four years will be held in congressional hearings rather than growing our country. that is where i am going. host: let's hear from fran in
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palm beach, florida. caller: good morning. thanks for taking my call. i had a hypothetical for the gentleman. split, isection has a so close that neither side has enough electoral votes, and it goes to the highest representatives, what does he think of the outcome and its ramifications? host: did you hear that? guest: great question. i am sorry. good question. is very difficult to deal with hypotheticals. my confidence in the house of representatives is that it would be dealt in a way that focuses on uniting the country. obviously, with a split like that, is something we have never seen before. the closest thing will be back in 2000 when we had a recount in
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florida, which sibley was dealing with a divided nation -- simply was dealing with a divided nation. we need to make sure the process is done in an open manner obviously within the laws the perimeters of the constitution, what the constitution lays out, but it is difficult dealing in hypotheticals. i have confidence that the house of representatives would do the right thing and ultimately unite the american people under that circumstance. host: jackie in fort lauderdale, good morning. caller: good morning. i just want to preface my comments by saying i have been watching this show since i was 19 years old, and i have 51 now, and i have only called twice. this would be the second time. this job and is a representative from pinellas county. it kind of makes me a little
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anxious because i am a registered independent. i like to vote according to the issues and who better addresses the issues for me. i hear this gentleman saying donald trump is the person who will champion all of these causes for people who have not had a champion before until donald trump came along. i think that is disingenuous at best. saidng at reports where he for the economy in florida, donald trump's enterprises or whatever he has done here has been positive. we just all reports that show that for every property he built, he has gone back and sued different cities where the properties were built, so if the property was valued at $23.9 million, he sued so that taxes would be paid would be for a property worth $5 million.
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the other thing is that trump university lawsuit, where they were defrauding people regarding the university and how he got help from the state attorney general, whoever that young lady is there. i am an independent. i like to look at issues come, but i think your character plays decide.n how i i watch this guy, and i know he is a republican i want to look at the issues -- a republican. i want to look at the issues. they have been more illuminated than in any other election cycle to where people have to look at character this time around. host: nick diceglie, what do you say? flawedwe have two
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candidates. i think this election is about what has been going on not only in the last eight years, but before that. people feel a disconnection with their representation in washington, d.c. in the great recession in 2008, millions of people lost their jobs. people lost their homes. over the last eight years, many of these people are still unemployed. many of these people are still having a difficult time trying to put food on the table for their families. while i certainly have been disappointed that this election is not focused more on policy, more on a positive vision for ,he country, unfortunately people are feeling that disconnect, which is leading them to an individual like donald trump. you look at former factory workers in places like ohio, michigan, these are the folks in the midwest, in the beltway,
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that have been generations of american workers working for one particular factory or company that over the last eight years have moved these countries overseas.these people are without jobs . like i said, i would like to talk about more policy because i believe in that conversation, donald trump would be overshadowing anything that hillary clinton has proposed. hillary clinton is just going to be an extension of this broken system and failed policies of obama. when it gets down to the core, when it gets down to what these is cameras represent, one taking this country in a different direction because americans deserve it, for one, more of the same. more of the same has been proven that it does not work. we can talk again about hillary and donald trump, but
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ultimately, this is a change election. that is what all of represents -- that is what donald trump represents. host: dallas, texas. caller: i like donald trump and some of the things he says. i have been on this earth for a little while. i have heard politicians say all kinds of stuff. when obama came into office, it was said he does not have the experience. donald trump does not have no political experience, but i am willing to accept that. every time that he speaks, he gives you an idea i go to do this, i am going to do that. there is no sense to it. you have to give me more than just that. host: what are you going to do then? caller: i am undecided. i want to go with hillary, and i know that i that she has -- i
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know the baggage that she has, but she gives me facts. host: let's ask that of nick diceglie. what about the lack of specifics from mr. trump? guest: like i mentioned earlier, i love policy. i would love to hear more policy from mr. trump, but i think because he is not a career politician, because he is coming from the business sector as a very successful businessman, an entertainer, what he represents is somebody that is going to change this broken system. here is somebody that is going to make these difficult decisions to not be part of the system, not telling you on election day this is what i'm going to do and then ultimately get to washington, d.c., and not fulfill any of the things he is going to do. i think that is where the attraction is for someone like donald trump.
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a lot of americans are struggling with that. here you have hillary clinton, where there is policy there, and she has experience, but what has that experience gotten us in the last eight years, 10 years? we need a change in this country, and we need a new leader in this country. we need somebody with some strength that will take on the broken system that is going to show strength abroad and really inject something different and new into this political system. i think that is what is needed. we saw the very same thing in great britain with brexit. of the same old broken policies and corrupt this and -- and corruptness and elitism. that is what donald trump represents, and that is why like this caller or
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voting for trump because deep down, the american people know that change is in order. it is about time to change what we have seen because it simply is not working. host: we will leesburg, florida. l, goodood morning -- pau morning. caller: after world war ii, the people over in germany had no idea what was going on with what hit there was doing. he had a propaganda machine with the media, and as this anything over here. when you have the major media giving both sides to the story, something will be terribly going on, and these people will wake up over here and have no idea of all of these wikileaks. is one bad thing after another when you get one side of my story and not the other side. host: i want to hear from angela
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in jackson, florida, and it how you respond to both -- have you respond to both. caller: i am from jacksonville, and i 81 years old. i have been through and seen a lot in this country. they blame obama for everything. 2008, ita came in in had already started under bush. in.a came they blamed him for everything. he was a senator. he had nothing to do with it. people are blaming him for everything. with his knowledge and his different his vision, wasn't for him, we would be in a bad mess today. donald trump is one of the people now that the reason that you see that 1%.
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host: let's let nick diceglie respond to that. he is part of the 1%. 1%,t: yes he is part of the 1% are the people who more than likely create jobs, have businesses, and are able to create opportunities for people. that is what the 1% does. hear how weating to have broken down people into certain categories and what is 1% are their race. we are all americans, and we are all in this thing together. the 1%, they have a role in this country just like everybody else. as far as finger-pointing, the opposition party is supposed to always point blame and finger-pointing to whoever is in the white house.
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i can remember when the democrats, particularly nancy pelosi, pointed fingers at george bush. the list goes on and on and on. this is politics. that is how it works. to point fingers at the 1% is really unfair. america is the greatest country in the world because we are able to create opportunities for people. hard work pays off. were kind enough and are lucky enough to get to the 1%, that is the beauty of this country. host: we will go to another battleground state in pennsylvania. caller: good morning. i was an undecided voter. i am an independent. i was undecided of until about a month ago. my wife is retired military. me about theng
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government's classified computer network. has brokeny has done international defense laws. in 1994, her husband bill ofnton signed military use them to all classified material, no matter what department. when she did the e-mail scandal and all that other stuff, that technically is treason. i know people throw that word around like it is better, but if you look -- butter, but if you look at the heart of everything, that is what it is. host: is that why you decided to vote for donald trump a month ago? caller: i am not sure i will vote for trump. i have a hard time with him, but i know i am not voting for hillary. host:

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