TAMPA — Once again today, Tampa is front and center for your choice in 2016 -- presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was at USF for her fourth visit to the Bay area.
10News WTSP shows you the laser focus on Tampa Bay is meant to bring the Clinton campaign into high gear.
Tampa is her campaign’s first stop after Labor Day, and that's a big deal because she knows this is where she can win converts.
If she can turn out millennials at the University of South Florida, minorities, and change minds along the way, she could edge out GOP candidate Donald Trump in Florida. Trump, who she squarely attacked on his national security credentials.
“His whole campaign has been one long insult to all those who've worn the uniform to protect our most cherished American values,” Clinton said in front of a diverse crowd.
An energetic Clinton questioned everything about Trump and his plans to keep America safe.
“He says he has a secret plan to defeat ISIS. The secret is he has no plan,” Clinton said to cheers.
Clinton whipped the crowd into a frenzy, but some of her supporters still feel they're in the dark when it comes to an email scandal that just won't quit.
“It is an issue because I don't think it's been fully addressed,” said independent voter Gail Sutton. “And a lot of people, even my friends, we're still unclear about what really happened.”
Sutton said regardless of whether the emails are addressed in a way that is satisfying to her, she can’t vote for Trump and will ultimately support Clinton.
There was no mention of emails from the candidate during her rally at USF.
Something new she held up --- a book titled “Stronger Together” --- aimed to give a blueprint of what Clinton thinks America is capable of.
What the campaign does this month to hit the ground running can make or break them.
And the Clinton campaign isn't done in Tampa Bay and the Interstate 4 corridor which shows you just how important your vote is. Bill Clinton is campaigning in Orlando tomorrow. Trump will be in Pensacola Friday.