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Hillary Clinton to speak Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at Florida State Fairgrounds

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The Hillary Clinton campaign is providing more details on her appearances this Friday in Tampa and Miami.

The presumptive (for another week) Democratic presidential nominee will be speaking at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. For those who want to attend, they can sign up here.

The Tampa trip will be one of three appearances Clinton will make in Florida on Friday and Saturday. She will first appear earlier Friday in Orlando, and will make an additional appearance in Miami on Saturday, just days before the Democratic National Convention commences in Philadelphia.

Clinton will speak at noon on Saturday at Florida International University Arena, with the doors open at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can obtained by going here.

Some media reports indicate that Clinton will name her running mate on Friday, though other reports say it will come Saturday in Miami.

Among those reported to be on Clinton’s short list for VP are Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren,  Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.

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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