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Obama to campaign for Biden in Orlando on Tuesday

Obama to campaign for Biden in Orlando on Tuesday
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Former President Obama will headline a drive-in rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE in Orlando on Tuesday, marking his second appearance in Florida in three days.

Obama, who had stayed off the campaign trail for much of the year until last week, was in North Miami on Saturday to rally support for Biden’s presidential bid. The back-to-back visits to Florida come as the former vice president makes a last-minute push for votes in the nation’s largest swing state and one in which races are regularly decided by ultra-slim margins.

Recent polls show Biden with a slight, albeit statistically insignificant, edge over President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE in Florida with a little more than a week to go before Election Day. 

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Trump carried the Sunshine State by just 1 percentage point, or a little more than 100,000 votes, in 2016, and his reelection prospects almost certainly hinge on whether he can win the state again in 2020. 

The president, a lifelong New Yorker, officially became a Florida resident last year, a move seen as something of a symbolic acknowledgement of the outsized role the state plays in his path to 270 electoral votes.

Trump held rallies in Florida on Friday before casting his ballot in the state on Saturday. His campaign is also dispatching surrogates, including his daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - COVID-19 fears surround Thanksgiving holiday Women set to take key roles in Biden administration New York expands Trump tax fraud investigations to include write-offs: report MORE and his daughter-in-law Lara TrumpLara Lea TrumpNorth Carolina's Mark Walker expected to announce Senate bid Lara Trump mulling 2022 Senate run in North Carolina: report Obama to campaign for Biden in Orlando on Tuesday MORE, to the state in the coming days as he seeks to energize his supporters in the closing days of the presidential race.