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Who’s tougher? Trump says it sure isn’t Biden

Vice President Joe Biden campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Sinclair Community College Automotive Technology Building on Monday in Dayton, Ohio. (John Minchillo / Associated Press)
Vice President Joe Biden campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Sinclair Community College Automotive Technology Building on Monday in Dayton, Ohio. (John Minchillo / Associated Press)
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WASHINGTON – Donald Trump is mocking Vice President Joe Biden’s wish to bully the Republican nominee, saying that Biden is only a tough guy “when he’s standing behind a microphone by himself.”

Biden, criticizing Trump’s vulgar remarks toward women, said last week that he wished he could take Trump “behind the gym” to settle things.

Trump, speaking in Florida on Tuesday, declared that “he’d love that.”

“Mr. Tough Guy!” Trump teased. “You know when he’s Mr. Tough Guy? When he’s standing behind a microphone by himself!”

Trump’s rally in Tallahassee was the final stop of a three-day blitz through Florida, a state vital to his White House hopes.

Focusing on campaign

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have stopped personally raising money for their presidential campaigns so that they can focus on campaigning in the final two weeks before Election Day.

Clinton on Tuesday was making what her campaign says will be her last fundraising stop, in Miami. Trump attended his last major scheduled fundraiser in Las Vegas last week, The Washington Post reported.

But that doesn’t mean the campaign cash will stop flowing. Clinton’s surrogates will continue attending fundraisers on her behalf, and both candidates have robust online fundraising operations.

Trump has had a turbulent relationship within his own party, but his fundraising has benefited GOP candidates up and down the ballot, just as Clinton’s has on the Democratic side.

For Pence, it’s all about the Cubbies

Mike Pence may be spending the day campaigning in the crucial swing state of Ohio – but that’s not changing his World Series loyalty.

Reporters aboard the Indiana Gov.’s press plane rolled a baseball up to where Pence was seated, asking if he was backing his beloved Chicago Cubs or the Cleveland Indians in a World Series that starts Tuesday night in Cleveland.

Pence later pitched the ball back into the plane’s press section, his throw so high that it struck the plane’s ceiling.

He wrote on the ball “Two great teams – It’s gonna be a great World Series … Go Cubs Go!”

Pence then signed the ball over the inscription “lifelong Cubs fan.”

Trump sets sights on outer space

Donald Trump is pledging to bolster the government’s investment in the space program – a boon to the Space Coast of Florida.

Trump made the declaration at a rally Tuesday in Sanford, not too far from the hub of the space program on Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

He vowed to create new public-private partnerships to fund the program, which he said has benefited Americans by creating new technologies and more jobs for the region.

The airplane hangar rally in Sanford, Florida, left only one more stop for Trump of a three-day campaign swing in political critical Florida.

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