Hillary Clinton celebrates birthday with chocolate cake, says she feels 'blessed'

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton celebrates her 69th birthday with chocolate cake and a day of campaign stops throughout the battleground state of Florida.

FLORIDA (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton celebrates her 69th birthday with chocolate cake and a day of campaign stops throughout the battleground state of Florida on Wednesday (Oct 26).

"I feel blessed and energised. We are working hard," Mrs Clinton said.

Handing out slices of cake, Mrs Clinton said, "I highly recommend it, especially if you are a chocolate lover."

Serving cake to the media is a tradition all presidential candidates from both major political parties have honoured.

Mrs Clinton said she will spend the next two weeks focusing on battleground states.

"I am really determined that nobody is going to rest, or stop or in any way, you know, think this election's over before it's actually over. And I was struck today that Donald Trump is actually paying more attention to his business than to the campaign."

Voters head to the polls on Nov 8.