Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both campaign in Florida on Tuesday after the state was hit by Hurricane Matthew.
- Former Vice President Al Gore stumps for Clinton, reminding Democrats of 2000.
- Donald Trump says he's done showing restraint.
- On Tuesday, Trump used social media to assail House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
- Mike Pence interrupts a Trump supporter in Iowa.
- Republican leaders scramble to deal with the fallout from Trump's tape scandal.
Hillary Clinton spoke for more than 20 minutes here, making the case for her own election as president. But it took Al Gore just seconds to deliver the message of the day.
"Your vote really, really, really counts," the former vice president told an audience in Miami-Dade. "You can consider me as Exhibit A."
In the 2000 election, Gore lost the state of Florida by just a few hundred votes, and with it, the presidency to George W. Bush. A manual recount of contested ballots was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court more than a month after election day.
Many Democrats blamed the razor-thin loss on third-party candidate Ralph Nader, who won 1.6% of the vote in Florida.
Clinton's campaign does not want to see a repeat.
Though she is solidly ahead in polls, Clinton and her campaign want to keep supporters from sliding into complacency and ensure high turnout. They're targeting in particular millennials, among whom Clinton's standing is improving as voters shift support from Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson.
"We really hope that young people will represent the biggest voting group in this election," Clinton said Monday.
Officially, the joint appearance was devoted to the topic of climate change. In a lengthy discussion of climate science, Gore praised Clinton, the wife of his own former running mate, as the candidate best positioned to continue the progress of the Obama administration in fighting global warming.
Clinton attacked Donald Trump for refusing to even acknowledge climate change and calling it a "hoax." She cited Hurricane Matthew as further evidence of how warmer ocean waters are producing more deadly and damaging storms.
Tuesday was originally the deadline for Floridians to register to vote, but state Democrats went to court in a bid to force Republican Gov. Rick Scott to extend the deadline another week because of the hurricane. A temporary order extended the deadline by a day, with a hearing set for Wednesday on whether to grant the full additional six days.