10 things you need to know today: October 30, 2020

Trump and Biden hold dueling rallies in must-win Florida, the U.S. reports a single-day record 90,000 new coronavirus cases, and more

Biden in Florida
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1. Trump, Biden hold dueling rallies in crucial Florida

President Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden held dueling rallies Thursday in Florida, one of the swing states that could tip Tuesday's election. Trump, whose path to victory depends on winning the Sunshine State, addressed supporters in Tampa, in the heart of a swing region with a big county that went for him in 2016 but twice backed Obama-Biden before that. Trump briefly discussed the economy, calling the 7 percent economic growth in the third quarter the "biggest event in business," before moving on to attacking Biden over his son's business dealings. Biden campaigned in South Florida's Broward County, one of the heavily populated and reliably blue areas where he hopes to run up a big lead on Election Day, before heading to Tampa for his own rally within hours of Trump's. Biden continued to slam Trump for what he called his reckless mishandling of the coronavirus crisis.

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Harold Maass, The Week US

Harold Maass is a contributing editor at The Week. He has been writing for The Week since the 2001 debut of the U.S. print edition and served as editor of TheWeek.com when it launched in 2008. Harold started his career as a newspaper reporter in South Florida and Haiti. He has previously worked for a variety of news outlets, including The Miami Herald, ABC News and Fox News, and for several years wrote a daily roundup of financial news for The Week and Yahoo Finance.