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Hillary Clinton to Campaign in Arizona in Final Week of Election

Hillary Clinton to Campaign in Arizona in Final Week of Election

WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton is heading to Phoenix on Wednesday to campaign in the traditionally red state less than a week before Election Day.
“With more people voting in this election than any in history, Clinton will urge Arizona voters to take advantage of in-person early voting,” the campaign announced Friday. Her campaign manager, Robby Mook, told reporters Friday that Arizona is now a “battleground state” and that early voting data suggests Latino voters are turning out in force for Clinton there. “The race in Arizona today is tied,” Mook said. The state has 11 electoral votes, the same as Nevada.
Clinton is up a point and a half on average in public polls in the state, which has elected a Republican for president in nine out of the past 10 elections. Polling also suggests Clinton has a shot in the traditionally Republican states of Texas and Utah, though she has not scheduled appearances there.
Donald Trump has a rally in Phoenix on Saturday.
Mook stressed that the campaign was not visiting Arizona because they are confident they will win other swing states and are expanding the map. “It’s not that these other races are put away, it’s just that the number of competitive races is increasing,” he said.
Latinos are predicted to make up more than 20 percent of voters in Arizona this year, and the Clinton campaign has been reaching out to them and other potential Democrats aggressively, sending their high-profile surrogates Michelle Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Chelsea Clinton to the state in recent weeks. (AP)