President Barack Obama is scheduled to be in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday as part of a seven -state swing before Election Day.
The president is scheduled to crisscross the country on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the president will attend rallies in Mentor, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wis.; Dubuque, Iowa, and Bristown, Virginia. The president will then spend Sunday campaigning in Concord, N.H.; Fort Lauderdale; Cincinnati; and Aurora, Colo.
Additional details about the president's visit to Fort Lauderdale on Sunday are forthcoming.
Early voting totals in Collier, Lee
Nearly 75,000 voters have taken advantage of early voting in Collier and Lee counties.
In Collier, the six-day total has reached about 37,989, with 6,387 on Saturday, 5,403 on Sunday, 6,176 on Monday, 6,569 on Tuesday, 6,768 on Wednesday and 6,689 as of 7 p.m. Thursday.
In Lee, the six-day total had reached about 36,230 by 7 p.m. Thursday. The elections office reported 6,155 Lee County voters had cast ballots at five locations by about 7 p.m. Thursday.
Robert Redford endorses Bill Nelson
Actor and director Robert Redford has endorsed U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
Nelson, a Democrat, will battle U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, in the Tuesday general election.
“Over the years, I’ve been a strong supporter of many noteworthy environmental causes including restoration of the Everglades and protection of Florida’s beaches,” Redford wrote in his letter of support for Nelson.
“Bill helped obtain billions of dollars in federal funding to restore the ‘River of Grass.’ And he led the effort to get the United Nations to put Everglades National Park back on a list of the World’s most treasured or endangered sites.”