VP, VP nominee's wives headed to Phoenixville after CCP speeches

- Our nation’s second lady and the woman who may be our next one are in town. They wrapped up speeches at Community College of Philadelphia and are headed to Phoenixville to speak again, later in the afternoon.

Second lady, of course, is the informal title for the wife of the Vice President.

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Dr. Jill Biden and Anne Holton, wife of Tim Kaine and former Virginia Secretary of Education, are taking part in Women Vote events.

At CCP, they outlined Hillary Clinton and Kaine's “vision of an America that is stronger together, with an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.”

They urged voters to visit this Democratic National Committee site to check their registration status and make their voices are heard.

Dr. Biden mentioned her Philadelphia-area upbringing and Ms. Holton talked about her father, A. Linwood Holton Jr., a Republican Virginia governor who supported desegregation.

In Phoenixville, doors at the Phoenixville Foundry, 2 N. Main Street, opened at 1:45pm.


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Earlier Sunday, Tim Kaine got a new picture to hang at the Naval Observatory if he and Clinton win. Pastor Marshall Mitchell of Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown gave Kaine a picture of Martin Luther King Jr.
In the picture, King is speaking from the same pulpit that Kaine used to address the congregation Sunday. Mitchell said he'd taken the picture off his wall and wanted Kaine to hang it up at the Naval Observatory, the vice president's official residence.
Kaine appeared visibly touched by the gift. The Democratic vice presidential nominee, a Catholic, urged the congregation to vote and spoke about Clinton's long-held Christian faith.
The African-American church outside Philadelphia has previously hosted several civil rights leaders.
Trump's campaign bluntly acknowledged Sunday the real estate mogul is trailing Clinton as the presidential race hurdles toward a close, but insisted he still has a viable path to win the White House.
With barely two weeks left and early voting underway in most of the U.S., Trump's team said "the race is not over" and pledged to keep campaigning hard -- even in states like Virginia and Pennsylvania that polls show are now trending Clinton's way. Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway laid out a path to the requisite 270 electoral votes that goes through make-or-break states Florida, Iowa, North Carolina and Ohio.
"We are behind. She has some advantages," Conway said Sunday. Yet she argued that Clinton's advantages -- like a slew of bold-name Democrats campaigning for her -- belied her lack of true support. "The current president and first lady, vice president, all are much more popular than she can hope to be."
Added Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus: "We expect to win."
Yet even as Clinton appeared to be strengthening her lead, her campaign was careful not to declare premature victory.
"We don't want to get ahead of our skis here," said Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook. He said the "battleground states" where both candidates are campaigning hardest "are called that for a reason."
As part of his closing message, Trump was laying out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president. Yet he undermined his own attempt to strike a high-minded tone on policy issues when he announced in the same speech that he planned to sue the numerous women who have accused him of groping and other unwanted sexual behavior.
"All of these liars will be sued once the election is over," Trump said Saturday during an event near the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg. He added: "I look so forward to doing that."
Asked about Trump's remarks, Clinton told reporters between rallies Saturday in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia that she was done responding to what her Republican opponent is saying as Election Day nears and would instead focus on helping elect other Democrats.
A day earlier, Clinton attacked Pennsylvania's Republican senator, Pat Toomey, saying in Pittsburgh that he has refused to "stand up" to Trump as she praised his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty. Noting Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants and his attacks on a Muslim-American military family, she said of Toomey: "If he doesn't have the courage to stand up to Donald Trump after all of this, then can you be sure that he will stand up for you when it counts?"
Clinton rejected Trump's allegation, offered without evidence, that the dozen or so women who have come forward are being prompted by her campaign or the Democratic National Committee. The accusers emerged after the former reality TV star boasted of kissing women and groping their genitals without their consent. 
"These accusations are not coming from our campaign," Mook said.
On Saturday, an adult film actress said the billionaire kissed her and two other women on the lips "without asking for permission" when they met him after a golf tournament in 2006. Trump has denied that all the other allegations, while insisting some of the women weren't attractive enough for him to want to pursue.
"He's been waterboarded by these issues," said former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Trump supporter, lamenting the "oppression" of her candidate in the media.

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Though mostly a recap of policies he's proposed before, Trump's speech included a few new elements, such as a freeze on hiring new federal workers and a two-year mandatory minimum sentence for immigrants who re-enter the U.S. illegally after being deported a first time. In a pledge sure to raise eyebrows on Wall Street, he said he'd block a potential merger between AT&T and media conglomerate Time Warner.
Throughout the GOP primary, Trump was criticized for shying away from detailed policy proposals. But his speech, which aides said would form the core of his closing argument to voters, underscored how the billionaire has gradually compiled a broad -- if sometimes vague -- policy portfolio that straddles conservative, isolationist and populist orthodoxies.
Mook and Brewer spoke on CNN's "State of the Union" and Priebus on CBS' "Face the Nation." Conway spoke on "Fox News Sunday" and on NBC's "Meet the Press."


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