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Donald Trump returns to campaign in Tampa Monday night

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Donald Trump is back in Tampa next week. The Republican presidential nominee will be speaking at his biggest venue to date in the Tampa Bay area, a 7 p.m. scheduled appearance at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater this Monday evening.

This will be Trump’s first visit to Tampa since he spoke at the Florida State Fairgrounds Aug. 24, and his first evening appearance in Tampa since a speech he gave at the University of South Florida in February.

Hillary Clinton also is expected to return to Florida to campaign for two days next week, though specific dates and times have yet to be announced.

According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Clinton leads Trump in the Sunshine State by four percentage points, 47 percent to 43 percent.

Admission is free, but you’ll need a ticket to see Mr. Trump. You can do that by going here.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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