Obama seeks to widen support base with Florida seniors, Hispanics
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Kicking off a two-day Sunshine State barnstorm Saturday, President Barack Obama tapped into key parts of what he hopes will be a winning Florida coalition similar to but larger than the one he assembled in 2008.
At stops in Seminole and Kissimmee, Fla., the president, who won the Sunshine State by just 50.9 percent in 2008, targeted the votes of senior citizens, warning that their Medicare benefits would be harmed by a plan put forward by his Republican opponents Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
I want you to know, AARP, I would never turn Medicare into a voucher, Obama said at a civic center here, making an explicit play for members of the 50-and-up club. I believe no American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance... [via First Read]
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