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Stevie Wonder to join Barack Obama at Kissimmee event Sunday

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R&B legend Stevie Wonder will be joining President Barack Obama on stage in Kissimmee Sunday in the campaign for Hillary Clinton for president.

You can bet the message will be, Isn’t she lovely.

Wonder joins a long list of singers and celebrities who have joined the Clinton campaign tours in recent weeks in Florida yet may eclipse them all with his more than 50 years of songwriting, recording, performing and producing, and his 25 Grammy Awards.

The rally, focusing on get-out-the-vote efforts, is slated for 1:30 p.m. at Osceola Heritage Park Stadium. Tickets are required, available through the Hillary For America website or at one of the campaign offices in Osceola County. Gates open at noon.

There was no immediate indication from the campaign of whether Wonder will be performing or just appearing on stage with the president.

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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 Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused.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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