Pres. Obama in Miami to Boost Dems

TAMPA (2010-8-18) -

The President will be in Miami tonight, raising money for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink and Senate candidate Kendrick Meek who is in a primary battle with businessman Jeff Greene. University of South Florida Political Scientist Susan MacManus said Mr. Obama may help bring out the vote.

MacManus said, "Presidents can mobilize key parts of the base if they come during a primary. And that's what President Obama is counting on is that he can get some Democrats who might not have been going to vote, to go vote and obviously vote for the candidates he's promoting."

MacManus said it makes sense that the President is in South Florida, because a huge proportion of voters in a Democratic primary are in that part of the state.

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