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Mount Vernon Mayor Thomas Hits The Clinton Campaign Trail In Ohio

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas in Ohio on the Clinton campaign trail. Photo Credit: Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas' family with presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton at Grace Baptist Church last year. Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas was back on the campaign trail this weekend, rejoining the campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in the swing state of Ohio.

Over the weekend, Thomas was in the Buckeye State, where he joined mayors from around the country as they traversed Ohio and visited various local churches to trump for Hillary.

Ohio has been a pivotal swing state for candidates in recent years, and this hotly contested, oft-debated presidential election has proven no different. According to a RealClearPolitics poll - following the latest scandal for the candidates - as of Oct. 31, Trump had a narrow lead over Clinton in Ohio, though she maintained a slight edge nationally.

Other swing states include Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania.

Although she has lost pockets of support following the latest email scandal, Thomas reaffirmed his support for Clinton and warned of the perils the country and minorities may face if Trump is to take office.

"Donald Trump likes to ask African Americans what they have to lose if they vote for him. The answer is everything," he said. "African Americans, and the country as a whole, will lose our bright future if we allow this dangerous individual to become president."

Thomas touted Clinton's career as a politician, citing his time working under her while she was serving as a New York State Senator. A photo recap of Thomas' trip to Ohio can be viewed online.

"I'm proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Secretary Clinton. She understands the challenges facing our country and she understands the value of every person in our great nation," she said. "(She) is fighting for the American people and will give us an economy that works for all of us, not just those on top.

"I worked with Secretary Clinton while she was Senator in New York, and I am eager to share my experience with the people of Ohio. No one is more qualified, experienced or as hard-working as Hillary Clinton. She will lead our country forward."  

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