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The Latest: Jimmy Buffett takes musical digs at Republicans

Former President Barack Obama, center, raises arms with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, left, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., right, during a campaign rally, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the final weekend campaign rallies in Florida (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

Famed Florida singer Jimmy Buffett took some musical shots at President Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott as he campaigned for the state’s Democratic candidates.

Performing Saturday at a West Palm Beach campaign rally for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, who is being challenged by Scott, and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is running for governor, Buffett urged his fans to vote Democratic by tweaking the lyrics of two of his most popular songs.

To take a dig at Trump he changed the wording of “Come Monday” to “Come Tuesday, things will change. Come Tuesday, we’re making a change. It’s been two insane years and it’s time to really switch gears…”

Then, using “Margaritaville,” he criticized Scott for the state’s environmental problems: “Some people say there’s a red tide to blame, but I know, that it’s all Rick Scott’s fault.”

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4:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump and Margaritaville king Jimmy Buffett faced off as the Florida Senate and gubernatorial races hit the final weekend of campaigning.

Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson and the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, appeared Saturday at a free West Palm Beach concert with laidback singer Buffett before more than 1,000 people. Buffett lives in Palm Beach and is an outspoken environmentalist.

Trump will appear Saturday in Pensacola with Gov. Rick Scott, who is challenging Nelson, and former Congressman Ron DeSantis, who is running against Gillum.

Trump campaigned for Scott and DeSantis on Wednesday near Fort Myers as both races appear tight heading into Tuesday’s election.

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