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Obama Visits Florida Ahead Of Bellwether Special Election

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March 07, 2014 AT 2:35 PM
President Barack Obama gave a feel-good campaign-style speech at a gymnasium packed with screaming high school students on Friday, sketching out the main points of his populist agenda ahead of a special election in Florida on Tuesday. Obama did not mention the race for the House of Representatives seat that had been held by the late Republican Bill Young in a congressional district that includes St. Petersburg. The White House said it was a coincidence that his speech came just before the election. Obama and his family plan to spend the rest of his weekend in Florida at a lush Key Largo private resort.