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Clinton Stumps for Obama in Florida

Congressman Deutch endorsed President Obama's plan for the next term citing such priorities as marriage equality and comprehensive immigration reform. Congressional candidate and former Mayor of West Palm Beach, Lois Frankel, reminded the students about the stakes in this election including President Obama's lowering of student loan rates.

Congressional candidate and small-businessman Patrick Murphy chided the Republicans that they "spent the last four years hiding President Bush" only to try to put back Bush's failed economic policies.

One campaign volunteer at the event believed that high voter turnout in heavily Democratic Palm Beach County to be just as important as winning the I-4 corridor. Rallies, such as these, not only motivate the legions of young Obama supporters to keep knocking on doors and making phone calls during the home-stretch, but the event itself earns free media on live TV as well as coveted spots on the local evening new broadcast.

Commenting on Florida Governor Rick Scott's refusal to extend voting hours, a Democratic activist alleged that the 11 long constitutional amendments were having the Republican's desired effect to suppress the vote by creating long lines at the polls of as much as three hours.

Early voting in Florida ended Saturday at 7 PM.

-- Reported by Kevin Baker in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Kevin Baker became the senior financial analyst for TheStreet Ratings upon the August 2006 acquisition of Weiss Ratings by TheStreet.com, covering equity and mutual fund ratings. He joined the Weiss Group in 1997 as a banking and brokerage analyst. In 1999, he created the Weiss Group's first ratings to gauge the level of risk in U.S. equities. Baker received a B.S. degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. with a finance specialization from Nova Southeastern University.
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