Clinton, Trump launch aggressive campaigns as surveys predict tight race

RSTV Bureau
Hemptstead : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. AP/PTI

Hemptstead : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. AP/PTI

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump launched aggressive advertisement campaigns running into millions of dollars, with the two rivals virtually carpet bombing key battleground states with their election rallies a week ahead of the US presidential polls.

The two campaigns released video commercials on Tuesday and their supporting groups are expected to spend a whopping USD 42 million on commercial advertisements.

These advertising campaigns come amidst polls showing marginal lead for Donald Trump. He trailed until before the announcement by the FBI.

Trump and Clinton now are neck-and-neck in several national polls, and in such a situation, the swing states hold the key for them.

Given the schedule of Clinton and Trump, along with President Barack Obama, Ohio and Florida states have emerged as the nucleus of the November 8 presidential elections.

Just a week before polls, Clinton addressed three rallies in Florida, while President Barack Obama campaigned for her in Ohio.

Trump campaigned in Pennsylvania and will address three rallies in Florida over the next two days.

The two rival campaigns have said new meetings would keep adding to their leaders’ schedule even till the last minute.

Trump’s campaign released a television commercial titled “Choice”, which outlines a clear choice voters have between Clinton’s “future of stagnation, and Trump’s vision for a better, stronger, and more prosperous America.”

“At the end of the day, this election is simply a choice between the stale, failing policies of the past, and Mr Trump’s bright, positive vision of the future,” said Jason Miller, senior communications advisor to the Trump Campaign.

‘Hillary for America’ is also airing a series of new ads in which Republican voters explain their decision to support Clinton after a recent video showing Trump’s revolting views on and actions toward women.

Since the tape was released, 12 women have come forward to confirm Trump engaged in the type of behaviour he had boasted about and then denied.

In Dade City, Florida, Clinton continued outlining the choice in this election, including Trump’s views, rhetoric and action that show how bad his presidency would be for women and girls