By Vic Carter

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Presidential candidates and U.S. Senate candidates in Maryland are making final efforts to sway voters before Election Day.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rallied voters in Sarasota, Florida, urging them to cast their ballot for him.

“If we win, the corrupt politicians and their donors lose. If they win, the American people lose,” said Trump.

Trump is barnstorming through five states in the home stretch, including four battleground states: North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Michigan.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is hitting three states, making two stops in Pennsylvania. She started the in Pittsburgh Monday.

“Vote for yourself, vote for your family, vote for the issues that affect the future because they are on the ballot,” said Clinton.

Some big names will join Clinton and her family on stage at a rally at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. President Obama and the first lady will make an appearance along with Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.

While Clinton has strong support in cities like Philadelphia, Trump is winning over voters in suburbs like Newtown, Pennsylvania.

 

“Well this is unlike anything we ever saw and I’ll say flatly it’s the worst campaign that I’ve ever seen during my lifetime. It’s brought out some of the worst sides of America. We’ve seen subjects broached that many times are not even discussed in mixed company and we’ve seen them become issues in this campaign, while the real issues have gone virtually ignored,” said longtime CBS anchor Bob Schieffer.

The latest CBS News poll shows Clinton leading Trump by 4 points nationally.

Maryland U.S. Senate Race

 

The Maryland U.S. Senate seat up for grabs is the next biggest statewide race.

Democratic candidate, Chris Van Hollen and Republican candidate, Kathy Szeliga are using every minute to persuade election day voters. The process has been a marathon, but now this is the final sprint to the finish line.

They’ve made their plea to voters over the airwaves, in person and in a last call before Election Day over the phone.

Both Szeliga and Van Hollen are hoping the work equals a vote and ultimately a win for their individual campaign.

“We need new people, fresh ideas and a fresh set of eyes to look at how business is done there,” said Szeliga.

“I’m somebody who has worked across party lines to try to get things done. We need to move our econony forward and make it more inclusive,” said Van Hollen.

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Senator Barbara Mikulski is not on the ticket. Mikulski served in congress longer than any woman in history is retiring at the end of her fifth term.

And now the decision of who the next Maryland U.S. Senator will be, is up to Maryland voters.

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