Joe Biden holds campaign event in Kissimmee

Democratic presidential candidate makes 2 stops in Florida
Joe Biden holds a roundtable discussion with veterans in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 15, 2020.
Posted at 6:51 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 20:27:59-04

MIAMI — Joe Biden has made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee with an urgent mission to boost support among Latinos who could decide the election in one of the nation’s fiercest battleground states.

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In a roundtable with veterans in Tampa on Tuesday afternoon, Biden tore into President Donald Trump for his reported remarks referring to fallen soldiers as "suckers" and “losers."

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Biden is marking Hispanic Heritage Month with a Tuesday night event in Kissimmee near Orlando.

A win for Biden in Florida would dramatically narrow Trump’s path to reelection. But there are mounting concerns that Biden may be slipping in the state, particularly with influential Latino voters.

Biden's trip comes following Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris' visit last week to Miami-Dade County.