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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Candidates Fight Fatigue Factor In Sprint for Campaign's Finish

WASHINGTON -- President Bill Clinton and Republican rival Bob Dole end their marathon campaigns for the White House on Monday before heading home to await the voters' choice in Tuesday's election.


For both career politicians, it is a last campaign hurrah.


Ross Perot, the Texas billionaire who is the Reform Party candidate and is given no chance in the polls, planned to broadcast several half-hour-long commercials Monday evening.


At campaign stops in Florida on Sunday, Clinton likened himself to Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, two Republicans. Across the country in California, Dole claimed the mantle of feisty Democratic President Harry Truman and planned to end his last campaign sprint in Truman's hometown of Independence, Missouri, after charging across Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Iowa.


Well after midnight, he will go to his prairie crossroads hometown of Russell, Kansas, to vote with his wife, Elizabeth, who has been at his side throughout a whirlwind 96-hour rush to the finish line that started last Friday morning.


A confident Clinton spent the final hours of his last campaign trying to make sure his supporters go to the polls. He campaigned along the eastern seaboard Sunday, starting in sunny Florida and ending in Maine well after midnight with an airport rally in Bangor. As he walked to the plane after the rally, he said, "It's going to be a good last day."


"This is an election of enormous moment," he told more than 20,000 people who turned out to cheer him in Springfield, Massachusetts. "I want us to do more together. It takes a village to raise a child and build a country and create a future."


Clinton's election-eve stumping Monday began at the Merrimack Restaurant in Manchester, where President John F. Kennedy, Clinton's boyhood idol, launched his campaign in 1960.











He planned to travel to Cleveland for a noontime rally with Vice President Al Gore, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tipper Gore. He then flies across the Midwest, stopping in Lexington, Kentucky; Des Moines, Iowa; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, before flying home to Little Rock, Arkansas, where he will vote and await word on who will be the next president.