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and good morning from my home state battleground ohio. thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. 18 days and counting, and 18 electoral votes at stake right here in the buckeye state. i'm coming to you from the bull's-eye and the capital of the state of ohio, columbus. the latest ohio polls showing hillary clinton and donald trump tied. a history lesson for you. no candidate has won the white house without ohio since jfk. that's why donald trump was here yesterday. hillary clinton will be in the state today. she'll be in the cleveland area. and it's not just ohio, both campaigns going full throttle in other battleground states. capping off another brutal week in the race for the white house. and if you were expecting a
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reprieve at last night's traditional lighthearted al smith charity dinner, i don't think you got it. >> hillary is so corrupt, she got kicked off the watergate commission. >> the outcome will be historic. we'll either have the first female president or the first president who started a twitter war with cher. >> we're covering all angles with our team of political reporters. let's get to cnn correspondent brianna keilar on last night's dinner which was a fund-raising event for catholic charities to help needy children in new york city. brianna, that dinner was supposed to be lighthearted and fun. >> it was supposed to be all about. it's normally a moment of heavily and sort of a needed one in the middle of a hard-fought campaign. but this cycle has just been so nasty it came through at this charity event.
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>> hillary is so corrupt. she got kicked off the watergate commission. >> reporter: donald trump and hillary clinton were supposed to play nice. >> it's amazing i'm up here after donald. i didn't think he'd be okay with a peaceful transition of power. >> reporter: casting aside the night's traditional good humor joking, both candidates delivering brutal takedowns of each other. >> this is the first time ever that hillary is sitting down and speaking to major corporate leaders and not getting paid for it. >> people look at the statue of liberty and they see a proud symbol of our history. donald looks at the statue of liberty and sees a four. maybe a five if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair. >> reporter: trump starting his speech strong.
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>> the media is even more biased this year than ever before. ever. michelle obama gives a speech and everyone loves it. it's fantastic. my wife, melania, gives the exact same speech and people get on her case. >> reporter: but losing the room after changing his tone. >> hillary accidentally bumped into me and she very civilly said, pardon me. and very politely replied, let me talk to you about that after i get into office. >> reporter: trump even booed at times for crossing the line. >> hillary believes that it's vital to deceive the people by having one public policy and a totally different policy in private. that's okay.
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i don't know who they're angry at, hillary. you or i. here he is tonight in public pretending not to hate catholics. >> reporter: clinton landing her own sharp barbs right back at trump. >> donald, after listening to your speech, i will also enjoy listening to mike pence deny that you ever gave it. donald really is an healthy as a horse. you know, the one vladimir putin rides around on. >> reporter: and poking fun at herself. >> this is such a special event that i took a break from my rigorous nap schedule to be here. >> there was a big question about whether hillary clinton and donald trump would shake hands because they did not the night before at the debate. they ultimately did at the end. even though there was a photo line they both participated in before the event where they seemed to avoid each other. but cardinal dolan who sat between them throughout this entire dinner had something very
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interesting to say about words he overheard in their conversation. here's what he said this morning. >> mr. trump turned to secretary clinton and said, you know, you are one tough and talented woman. >> hmm. >> and he said this has been a great -- a good experience and this whole campaign, as tough as it's been and she said to him, and donald, whatever happens we need to work together afterwards. now i thought, this is the evening at its best. >> of course, carol, you know the question is what does donald trump have to say to that? because he's the one who has said, really raised the question of whether he would concede the election if it's determined that he loses. so you might have wanted to hear the answer to that one. >> i know. oh, this is a strange election brianna keilar. as i said trump does return to the trail today and he's facing a barrage of criticism though for those claims of a rigged election. among the loudest voices the president and the vice president, and the first lady.
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chris frates has more on that. he's live in washington. >> good morning. donald trump's continued refusal to say whether he supports what is essentially a bedrock of american democracy, the idea of a peaceful transfer of power, is drawing criticism from all corners, that includes leaders in his own party and republicans who are in real tough re-election races. donald trump is defiant, mocking critics who rebuked him for refusing to say whether he will concede if he loses in november. >> i will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election if i win. >> reporter: the republican nominee is doubling down on his unsubstantiated claims that the election is rigged against him and leaving the door open to contest the vote. >> i will also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a
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questionable result. >> reporter: trump's unprecedented remarks are drawing backlash from both sides and rattling an already fractured republican party. senator john mccain, who lost the presidential race back in 2008, saying a concession is "an act of respect for the will of the american people. a respect that is every american leader's first responsibility." hillary clinton's trifecta of surrogates is nailing trump on the trail. starting with vice president joe biden in new hampshire. >> questioning not the legitimacy of our election, but the legitimacy of our democracy. >> reporter: first lady. >> he is threatening the idea of america itself and we cannot stand for that. you do not keep american democracy in suspense. >> reporter: and in florida, president obama condemning trump's dangerous talk as no joking matter.
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>> when you try to sew the seeds of doubt in people's minds about the legitimacy of our elections, that undermines our democracy. then you're doing the work of our adversaries for them. >> reporter: now, trump has provided no evidence to support this charge that somehow the election is rigged. and the facts don't bear that out, either. in fact taking a look at a 2012 investigative report, it looked at a decade of data. and they found just ten, ten cases of voter impersonation at the polls on election day. ten cases over ten years. and the report does point out that you know fraud does occur from time to time, carol. but the number of cases are exceedingly small. certainly not enough to swing an election, carol. >> chris you cannot say that enough. thank you for saying it again, chris frates reporting live from washington. i want to mention a little bit more about where i am. i am in columbus, ohio, the capital of the state of ohio, at
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a place called german village. it's a neighborhood that's bustling. as you can see, it's a bustling place. it's full of small business owners. looks like this place. this is the kind of voter that both candidates covet, and believe me, the people that i've talked to in german village they are motivated to vote. so let's talk about the voter, and who they may vote for and why, talk about that and more is cnn's chief political correspondent, and paul singer a washington correspondent for usa today and a white house correspondent for npr welcome to all of you. all right. so let's talk about the american voter. because republicans are very concerned, dana about those down ballot candidates especially in states like ohio and new hampshire. and there's an interesting ad released by republicans in new hampshire that seemed to point to a clinton victory.
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>> that's right. so this is something that we first reported on cnn last night and it was the u.s. chamber of commerce, a core kind of i think best way to say has been a corner stone of the republican party for a very long time and politically, really tries to focus on preserving the u.s. senate. that has been the focus over the past several election cycles. and they starting today have a brand-new ad out in new hampshire, not explicitly saying that they believe hillary is -- hillary clinton is going to win and it's time to save the senate, but that is clearly the impression that they are trying to leave with voters. let's just look at the beginning of the ad and we'll talk on the other side. >> america's future is far from certain. but no matter who the next president is, new hampshire needs a strong voice in the u.s. senate. that senator, kelly ayotte. she works -- >> so carol, what i am told, is
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that the hope is that this is a signal to republican candidates to republican groups other than the chamber of commerce that it's time. that it's time to recognize that donald trump is really unlikely to win the white house. and the most important thing at this point is to save the majority in the u.s. senate, and that is what this is about, and new hampshire kelly ayotte is in a new public poll down eight points. donald trump is down 15 points. in the state of new hampshire where he's visited a lot it is a battleground president on a presidential level on the senate level so the question is whether other groups, other candidates are going to take this signal and say you know what? it is time. we've got to fend for ourselves and make clear that as the voters we need to be a check and balance in the senate and in the house. >> well that's, that's, that's very much happening here in ohio, too, with senator rob portman running for re-election.
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he's also disavowing mr. trump running on his own. paul, tell us how historic this kind of thing is. i mean, i've not heard that kind of thing in recent american history. >> really uncommon. the fact of the matter is, is that about three or four weeks ago "usa today" we were working on a story saying that the republicans appeared to be pretty safe in their preservation of the u.s. senate. and in the past three or four weeks that has changed. partly because of the debate. partly because of mr. trump's videotape coming out talking about grabbing women. all the sudden republican candidates across the country have to answer for donald trump's attacks on women, things he said about women, now what he said about the election, and suddenly the democrats have a real chance to get their majority in the senate, and it's partly because of donald trump and so all of these senate candidates are running against the top of the ticket. they're running against or disavowing mr. trump or just trying to stay away from him. which is totally unheard of in
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this campaign. >> tamara, even in north carolina, the head of the gop party said he's pushing back hard on trump's claims of a rigged election, he said we at the north carolina republican party are not aware of election results being optional. very close in north carolina, right? there's still hillary clinton and donald trump are still neck and neck, tamara. so why do you think the north carolina gop is saying this is it because they suspect that donald trump will contest the election in north carolina if it's close? >> you know, also the secretary of state in ohio has come out and said that the election isn't going to be rigged. hasn't been rigged. so i think that there are election officials in states around the country, many republican election officials who do not want the credibility of the election thrown into doubt.
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the idea conceding when election results are clear, the idea of an election system that is functioning and not rigged is fundamental to our democracy, and so, many republican leaders, democratic leaders obviously also, are weighing in on this because this is a foundational issue. so dan at what point would it be safe to say that donald trump is running for president of the united states all on his own? >> not yet, because for a lot of reasons, but one core reason, carol, and that is still in locked arms, and working through an actual agreement with the republican national committee. they are, and we said this many times but it certainly bears repeating. they are taking a much more active role in trying to get the presidential candidate elected, than we've seen in modern times.
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primarily because donald trump didn't have a traditional campaign in the primaries, and didn't -- doesn't have one now. so he's relying heavily on the party, and they have a joint fund-raising agreement. when donald trump raises money, he does so for the entire party which means from him on down, on the ticket. in all of these battleground states. so, currently, there are people walking around with mailers in battleground states like ohio, and like north carolina, pennsylvania, and so forth. done by the party that says donald trump, kelly ayotte and down the line, vote for them. so he is still sort of, you know, hand in glove with the party, and there is no sign that the party is going to change that in the next 19 days. there was a chance that that could have happened after that tape came out. but reince priebus, the rnc
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chair made clear to his committee men in a conference call private conference call after the second debate that that is not likely to happen. >> all right i have to end it there. dana barb, paul singer, tamara keith, thanks to all of you. still to come, she asked and he did not want to answer. donald trump walks out of an interview. i'll talk to the ohio anchor and reporter who asked those tough questions. we're live this morning from columbus, ohio. guess what guys, i switched to sprint. sprint? i'm hearing good things about the network. all the networks are great now. we're talking within a 1% difference in reliability of each other. and, sprint saves you 50% on most current national carrier rates. save money on your phone bill, invest it in your small business.
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i don't always agree with her, but she's reasonable. and she's smart. she can work with people to solve problems. i want to be able to tell my kids that i did the right thing when it really mattered. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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and welcome back to columbus, ohio, i'm carol costello. donald trump needs a warm reception from ohio voters. but when it came to one reporter's tough questions about his rhetoric this election he gave her the cold shoulder. >> you've been labeled a racist,
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you've been called a sexist -- >> thank you very much. >> how do you respond to that? >> i am the least racist person you've ever met. >> whoo. i'm joined now by the anchor and correspondent you just saw colleen marshall of nbc 4 here in columbus and thanks for coming early because i know you have a long night ahead of you. the way he looked at you, after you asked that question -- >> well i think part of the problem was i didn't get to ask the question. i got to ask half of a question. because what i started to say to him was 19 days out from the election you've been labeled these things, a racist and a sexist, how are you going to cut through that and reach ohio voters because this is such a key state for him? but as soon as i pointed out -- and this was at the end of a four-minute interview, and as soon as i pointed out how he had been labeled and the messaging that ohio voters are getting all
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day every day, well you saw it, he walked away. he didn't want to talk about that. and i thought it was an opportunity for him to say to ohio voters, how he would respond to those accusations. because we're hearing it all day. >> and there is [ inaudible ] ohio. >> there is. there definitely is just like there is in the rest of the country. he's not doing as well with women here as he is not doing as well with women around the country. and you know, like i said, this -- this was a question that i think was an opportunity for him. because he really had the opportunity to say, you know, to answer his critics, i guess you could say. >> you covered presidential races for years and years. >> many, many years. >> -- candidates for president. has this ever happened before? >> not to me, no. actually he did walk out on a reporter in an interview right after mine. so i don't think this is an unusual thing for him. >> but but but wait a minute.
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the reason the presidential candidates do interviews with local reporters is to get the message out locally. to people in columbus and the surrounding areas. they don't normally walk out of interviews. >> well, and to his credit, he did answer some other questions. i mean, i talked to him about the fact that he lost rob portman's endorsement. senator portman's endorsement. and i asked him about, you know, criticisms of his financial plans. and i asked him about his accusations that the elections are rigged and he answered all of those questions. he did answer them. i just think that there were some topics that he doesn't want to talk about. and his answer to that is to just walk out. >> so when he walks out on a question that pertains specifically to women voters, what kind of message might that send to women? >> i think that's something he should answer to. you know, i can't speak for donald trump. i know how women that i've -- some women were upset that i started to ask him the question. some have told me that you know,
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you should have chased him down even farther. i mean, there's no happy middle ground here. i think the message was that there are topics that are off limits to donald trump, and, and, you know, my job is to ask the questions, his job is to decide how he wants to answer them. >> although i didn't get the question out. but -- >> i think you were pretty clear in what you were asking him. on the subject of a rigged election, the ohio secretary of state, the man who is in charge of elections here in the state of ohio, john husted, has been very vocal in saying you know what, there's no voter fraud. there are safeguards put into place. the elections are going to be fair. like how does donald trump marry his his allegations of a rigged election about what ohio's secretary of state is saying? >> and to his credit, john husted has said that they you know that the election system here is virtually impossible to fraud. you can't rig an election in the state of ohio. and 33 of the 50 state attorneys
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general are republicans. and they are all saying the same thing and i'm sure they're democratic counterparts are saying the same thing. i asked him about that. is this a dangerous message that you are sending to people that the voting system isn't sacrosanct. that there's questions about the integrity? are there questions about the integrity? i asked for evidence of that. he told me he would talk about it in his speech which he did. he said there are a lot of dead people who are still on the voter rolls. that's his evidence that those names haven't been purged. maybe he sincerely believes this but the people who are in charge of the elections are taking it very personally. and saying you know, you can't rig the elections in the united states of america. >> care to guess which way ohio is going? >> you know, it's been a fascinating year. and they really are in a dead heat here. and there has never been a republican make it to the white house without taking ohio.
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he's campaigning very hard here. she at one point it looked as if she was ready to concede ohio. they were pulling their ads out. she was concentrating in other parts. i will say that this will probably be the toughest, tightest, if not the tightest, one of the tightest in the nation. so i'll leave it up to the voters. >> good answer, colleen marshall. and thanks so much for coming in early for me. >> thank you. >> nice to see you again. >> old friends. still to come in the "newsroom," a political gold mine for donald trump and hillary clinton. undecided voters. i talked to two undecided voters here in ohio. and yes, they're still undecided. there's no one road out there. no one surface... no one speed... no one way of driving on each and every road. but there is one car that can conquer them all, the mercedes-benz c-class. five driving modes let you customize the steering, shift points, and suspension to fit the mood you're in...
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and good morning. thanks so much for joining me from columbus, ohio, from german village. this is a bustling breakfast place here, i'm carol costello. indulge me for just a second, i beg you. i'm going to take you back to my roots. to the place where i spent my -- my high school years in this bat 8 ground state. i grew up here. and i love ohio. and i'm not alone. >> we are going to win the state of ohio. and we are going to win the white house. i worked in ohio, and i love ohio. i can tell you that. >> and a lot of ohioans where i spent my high school years, they love mr. trump, too. but the battle for the swing state is fierce and so is the battle for undecided voters. i sat down with a couple last week, in carroll county northeast of columbus. i sat down with the daniels, and they're still not sure who they support. this is god's country.
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carroll county, ohio, a proud patriotic community 70 miles west of pittsburgh. named after charles carroll, signer of the declaration of independence. it's a place where hard work is supposed to pay off, where independence is prized. the daniels embody that. they started a greenhouse business two years ago. it's not easy. and what they see on the political stage isn't reassuring. how would you characterize this election? >> interesting is my catch-all word. >> david? >> oh. it's just a zoo. it's just kind of crazy. >> i spent my high school years here in minerva, ohio, not far from the daniels. it's about as rural as you can get. take a look. isn't it gorgeous? i grew up riding horses and hunting. it's a decidedly conservative place and as i look around, decidedly trump. trump won the republican primary
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and also got 1700 more votes than hillary clinton did in her race. people are not just supportive of trump here, they show it. one reason, fear. what do people really fear? >> economic collapse. >> i think that's the biggest fear. >> you look at the numbers though, the economy has gotten better. for much of the country. >> mm-hmm. >> but why don't people feel it here? >> without the oil boom, the fracking industry, people would have been hurting. that's brought money into the area. it would have been a lot more depressed economy without that happening. >> carroll county is eastern ohio's most drilled region. an oil and gas company leases land from the daniels to pump natural gas. it is up lems their income. but at the height of the shale boom it made many farmers here millionaires. but oil prices tanked. reinforcing fears of government overregulation, and a middle east oil glut, and mr. trump
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tapped in >> we're going to not let the epa destroy our companies for natural gas and shale and all other things. not going to let it happen. >> when donald trump said he wants to make this, the united states energy independent, that really resonates here. >> i can't imagine why any american wouldn't -- why that wouldn't resonate with any american. why would we need to depend on anything? i'm not saying we need to be a closed society, but independence of your own destiny is a pretty powerful thing. >> first of all, hillary clinton claimed during the second presidential debate that america is already energy independent. in fact, three quarters of all oil consumed in the united states produced domestically. >> we are now for the first time ever energy independent. we are not dependent upon the middle east. >> what about donald trump do you think resonates with voters here? >> knowing the folks, a lot of the folks that have those signs
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in their yard is the break from the status quo. >> maybe a mentality of being american first, and then worry about if you're republican or democrat, be an american and get things fixed. >> the daniels are no different. they're undecided. and like many americans, deeply troubled over their choices. so are you guys definitely going to cast a vote for someone? >> oh, absolutely. my opinion is, you don't vote, shut up. you ain't got a right to complain. a lot of young men died for that right. >> so heidi you will definitely vote for someone? >> i will vote for someone. mm-hmm. who that is yet remains to be determined. >> do you think you might go all the way to the ballot box not knowing? >> it's possible. >> and as of this morning, the daniels still don't know who
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they're going to vote for. one more note about carroll county, ohio, it will be very, very hard to change people's minds there about mr. trump. they are passionate about him. part of the reason for that is their intense distaste for hillary clinton. donald trump won his primary bat until carroll county. so we'll just have to see how -- how things come out in the general election. still to come in the "newsroom," the battle for mosul rages on. isis forces now using drones to keep their city under control. there's no one road out there. no one surface... no one speed... no one way of driving on each and every road. but there is one car that can conquer them all,
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the united nations says isis could be using more than 500 families around mosul as human shields. the terrorists trying to fend off iraqi and kurdish forces as they made gains in the offensive
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recapture of mosul. cnn's international correspondent nick paton walsh live on the front lines near mosul. hi, nick. >> today, increasing details about one of the first u.s. casualties in this most yule assault. a soldier killed by an ied, a mine to you and me. we're not quite clear exactly where it was. we know it was in northern iraq. and may have been potentially involved in this assault against mosul. we've seen ourselves u.s. troops so close to the very front line, often in the first convoy of peshmerga armor that go in against isis. we saw repeated in the first clashes at dawn yesterday. day four and perhaps the biggest push yet. from the north into the plains around mosul. trying to dislodge the determined and deranged remnants of isis. for the peshmerga backed with staggering air power. the now common sight of american special forces. the pentagon says they're
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advising not assaulting, a position in the front of the attack. the work was slow. destructive. begging the question, what becomes of the wreckage under new masters. suddenly, in the sky, a hail of bullets. they've spotted a drone. trace arounds dance around it and finally take off its nose. isis used them to spot targets for artillery, even drop small bombs. this one tumbles down. its wreckage picked over, it's still unclear whose it is. yet progress down the road is agonizingly slow. this is a source of so much fighting this morning, but still full of isis and we heard that
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peshmerga have listened to those militants on their radios this morning discussing how they should wait and only launch a counterattack once the peshmerga are inside. two peshmerga are killed by a mine and others injured in intense clashes, when they flank the town heading left across barren farmland. isis still here haunting the dust pushed back moments earlier. we reach one unit pinned down on a hill. they say a drone is observing them, but also dropping tiny bombs on them. like grenades. we are warned. rocket after rocket lands. over the hill, there is fiercer fighting. and, still, the rockets come in.
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exposed, trudging through land. turned arid. now isis trying to change the focus of the fight today by attacking the unconnected town of kirkuk, oil rich, held by the peshmerga, too. 30 militants attacking security buildings there. six of them, seven of them killed so far we understand. but a lot of heavy fighting in the sense of that town not part of the mosul offensive here. it really does seem as though these initial stages that were supposed to in the eyes of some tacticians to be a fight against isis to be very difficult indeed. the outlying settlements on the edge of isis territory still places isis are willing to fight for. carol? >> nick paton walsh reporting live for us from mosul. thanks so much. much more from columbus, ohio, coming up. we made the movie the book of life.
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good morning. i'm carol costello live in cr b columbus, ohio. we're talking about ohio politics. a critical swing state. hillary clinton and donald trump neck and neck. each have 45% support in this state of ohio. with me is david schultz, professor of political science. thanks for joining me. it's crowded this morning, right? >> it's amazing. it's really packed inside with all the rain outside. everybody is in here. it's a great place, though. >> it is. are people enthusiastic about voting in ohio? >> not as enthusiastic i think
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as some years because i think clearly, with the unpopularity of the two major candidates it's kind of depressing some of the enthusiasm. that's one of the big questions this year, to what extent are people, because of not really liking the two major candidates, are they not going to turn out to vote, are they going to turn out to vote because they hate the respective candidates. that's the biggest variable this year to think about. >> president obama and his wife are very much trying to get out the vote because they want to carry on their legacy, frankly, but do their words resonate with people who are just so horrified by the choices this year? >> well, i think it's helping a little bit. in the sense of trying to motivate some people, but i'm not sure that's completely going to do it because at some point at the end of the day the research will tell us and evidence will tell us candidates stand or fall on their own merits, on their own personalities in terms of how people judge them. others like sanders or michelle obama can help a little bit but ultimately it's the candidates, do they inspire passion
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themselves that get people to come out to vote. >> hillary clinton will be in cuyahoga county, really strongly democratic. donald trump was in delaware county, the county next to franklin county, republican. >> right. >> so should they be campaigning at those particular places or should they be doing something different? >> the thing that's interesting about it, you think about what the presidential election is all about. it's really all about the swing voters and swing counties and swing states. it's about moving small numbers of people and they both have identified critical states. critical state of ohio and critical areas, cuyahoga county, lot of democrats there. franklin county, a lot here also. so they are keying in. in the last two weeks, the whole logic is to narrow down those few undecided voters to be able to kind of move them. so the campaigns know where those undecided voters are and they know the geographic -- >> but they are not in delaware county. >> there's a few there.
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they are also talking about mobilizing their bases because politics is first get your base to come out to vote, and they are both going for their bases, then go for the swing voters out there. that's typical strategy here. in a place like ohio, places like for example franklin county and hamilton county, ohio, where cincinnati is, are really the two places that oftentimes you need to concentrate to move those swing voters. yes, clinton going to cuyahoga is about moving the base. >> most analysts are saying hillary clinton will win in a landslide, and that ohio won't much matter this time around. do you agree with that? >> not necessarily. first off, i think trump has to win ohio. has to win ohio to win the presidency. if clinton were to lose it, might not be critical but certainly it would make her equation a little more difficult. you hit on the bigger question in terms of the fact that for so many years ohio has been such a perfect battleground and bellwether state nationally that whoever wins ohio wins the presidency. in fact, it used to be whoever
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wins hamilton county, ohio, wins ohio, wins the presidency. ohio has not changed as much nationally as, say, to still be reflective of that national demographic but it's still important. you still don't want to write off the electoral votes. >> thank you so much for joining me for breakfast this morning. i appreciate it. >> no problem. thank you for having me. we'll be right back with more. ♪ever since you touched my ♪i whand i knew♪ou, ♪i love you, i love you, i love you.♪ ♪where you go i'll follow, i'll follow, i'll follow.♪ ♪you'll always be my true love, my true love, my true love,♪ ♪forever ♪
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>> the cubs one win away from meeting the indians in the world series. five wins away from ending pretty much the longest drought in all of sports. legendary broadcast erver vin sy on hand raft night. russell, huge home run for the cubs and the flood gates really opened in the eighth. cubs went on to win 8-4. game six is saturday night in chicago. cubs manager joe maddon knows the city will be pumped. >> obviously it feels good. you would much rather go home under those circumstances than the other. you want to get it done as quickly as possible. our guys will absolutely be ready for the moment, i promise you that. it's great. the city of chicago's got to be buzzing right now. i expect a sellout at wrigley. it will be a lot of fun. >> good thing chicago fans have the cubs because the bears
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aren't doing very well right now. they were playing the packers last night and it was definitely a rough night for brian hoyer. he took a huge hit from clay matthews in the second quarter, had to leave the game with a broken arm. despite that, the bears were winning this in the third. aaron rodgers got hot late, threw three touchdowns. packers win, 26-10. the cleveland indians back in the world series for the first time since 1997. immediately, fans began posting on social media they wanted possibly the greatest indian of all time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in game one. that's right. the fans want wild thing, ricky vaughn, charlie sheen's character from the hit movie "major league" to throw out the first pitch. charlie sheen actually responded on twitter, posting yesterday "major league" continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. if called upon, i would be honored. i got to tell you, i think that
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would be so awesome if they start playing "wild thing" and he walks out. >> that would be so much fun. thanks so much for bringing a smile to our faces this morning. next hour of "cnn newsroom" starts now. good morning. i'm carol costello. we are live this morning from the battleground state of ohio. it's one of the key states in this election. it is the final sprint, 18 days until election day and 18 electoral votes up for grabs right here in the buckeye state. i'm coming to you live from the capital city of columbus, where the stakes are high. the latest polls show hillary clinton and donald trump neck and neck and that matters. no candidate has won the white house without ohio since jfk. that's not lost on the campaigns. trump was here yesterday. clinton will campaign in cuho

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