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Donald Trump plans second Central Florida visit this month

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The Interstate 4 corridor is heating up, as Donald Trump plans a second visit to Central Florida in eight days on Thursday, marking the fifth presidential race campaign stop in the first two weeks of August.

Trump is planning a 7 p.m. rally Thursday at Osceola County’s Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, the same venue his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton spoke at Monday evening.

This follows Trump’s Aug. 3 visit to Daytona Beach, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine‘s Aug. 2 visit to Daytona Beach, and Clinton’s visits to Kissimmee and St. Petersburg on Monday.

That does not include Clinton’s private visit to Orlando in late July to visit with families and responders affected by the June 12 Pulse nightclub massacre.

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at scott@floridapolitics.com.

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