MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas will be among dozens of local leaders that are planning to hit the campaign trail on behalf of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
On Monday, Thomas announced that he would be joining mayors from around the country on the “Millenial Mayors on Bus Tour,” in the swing-state of Florida, crisscrossing from Miami, to Orlando to Jacksonville.
Florida has proven to be one of the pivotal states in this hotly contested, oft-debated presidential election. According to a poll from Quinnipiac University, as of Monday, Oct. 17, Clinton holds a slight edge over Republican candidate Donald Trump, with independent hopeful Gary Johnson garnering small pockets of support in the state.
Other swing states include Colorado, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The two presidential hopefuls will square off in the third and final debate on Wednesday night at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
According to Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, “Clinton has held or increased her lead following the second debate.”
Thomas expressed his excitement and eagerness to join his fellow Democrat down south as the election nears.
“This historic moment requires everyone to get on the bus and vote for a bright future. This is why I’m proud to be headed to Florida to help elect our first female President – Hillary Clinton. Secretary Clinton is fighting for the American people and will give us an economy that works for all of us, not just those on top,” he said.
“I worked with Secretary Clinton when she was Senator from New York and I am eager to share my experience with the people of Florida. No one is more qualified, experienced or as hard-working than Hillary Clinton. She will lead our country forward.”