Former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaNo Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way Biden should pivot to a pro-growth strategy on immigration reform One year on, a critical role needs to be filled by the administration MORE will headline a drive-in rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenNew York woman arrested after allegedly spitting on Jewish children Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as Vatican ambassador Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case 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 TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE in Florida with a little more than a week to go before Election Day.
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 TrumpIvanka TrumpThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems look to repackage BBB into salvageable bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden clarifies his remarks on Russia MORE and his daughter-in-law Lara TrumpLara TrumpJan. 6 organizers used burner phones to communicate with White House: report Past criticism of Trump becomes potent weapon in GOP primaries Trump endorsement shakes up GOP Senate primary in NC MORE, to the state in the coming days as he seeks to energize his supporters in the closing days of the presidential race.