Hillary Clinton to hold rally Friday in Tampa

Posted at 2:10 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 17:27:00-04
Hillary Clinton will make a campaign swing through Florida this week, including a stop in Tampa on Friday.
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, will focus on the economy during her rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Hundreds of Clinton supports showed up hours early to wait in the heat just to hear her speak.
Andew Wheeler, 18, of Fort Myers, drove the two hours to Tampa on Friday morning. He arrived at 6:30 a.m. and was the very first person in line.
"I think it's important to just be enthusiastic about your candidate," he said. "Just come out, show support and be a part of history."
Many young people were in the crowd and said they didn't want to miss the chance to see Clinton. Many of them are first-time voters.
"We know we're setting up our future, and also our children's future as well," said Taylor Triplett, 19.
"The purpose of this campaign is to get these people out there," said Michael Fittro, 21. "And they're out here and it's a beautiful sight because it means people are aware."
Clinton will also make stops in Orlando and South Florida.
Doors opened at 2:30 p.m. and the rally will start around 5 p.m. 
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