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Biden visiting Florida to woo Latinos

Photo: Ricardo Dominguez
Photo: Ricardo Dominguez

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden is making his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee, while his campaign is acknowledging concerns about his appeal with Latinos.

That voting bloc could be key to a victory in a close race against President Donald Trump in a pivotal battleground state.

On Tuesday, Biden will hold a round table with veterans in Tampa before marking Hispanic Heritage Month with an event in Kissimmee near Orlando.

The visit comes as some Democrats worry that Biden’s standing among Latinos is slipping in Florida, where Latinos make up one-fifth of eligible voters.

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter and fill-in host at WMFE.