ST. PETERSBURG, Fla - More than 200 people are waiting in line outside of the Coliseum in St. Petersburg in hope of getting a seat to hear President Clinton rally support for President Barack Obama.
Some adamant to get in the door for the free public event have been camped out since 6:30 Friday morning. While tickets are not required, space is limited. The Coliseum can hold up to 2,000 people. Doors open to the public at 4:45 p.m. and Clinton should take to the stage one hour later.
This will be one of the last three stops Clinton makes in Florida to stump for President Obama. Election Day is just four days away.
Mitt Romney's camp is calling Clinton's events 'a desperate attempt to make up for lost ground.'
In a statement released by Jeff Bechdel, the Florida communication director for Mitt Romney's campaign says, "President Obama has dispatched President Clinton to Florida to do what could not--convince Florida voters that he actually has a plan to create jobs and get our country back on the path to prosperity. But Floridians know they can't afford another four more years of debt, higher taxes and unacceptably high unemployment. We need real change, and Mitt Romney is uniquely qualified to balance our budget, create jobs and deliver more take home pay for all Floridians."
Clinton is coming to the Bay area after several Florida stops. Earlier today, he spoke to a crowd of 1,000 in Ft. Myers about why Obama should be re-elected.
Clinton also tried to rally support at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth and at Brevard Community College in Palm Bay.
As of Thursday afternoon, 2.6 million Floridians had already cast an early or absentee vote out of roughly 11.9 million registered voters.
Meanwhile, Romney campaigned in Wisconsin today. He warned that re-electing Obama would threaten another government shutdown and national default.
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