President Barack Obama is slated to headline an Oct. 26 fundraiser in Miami for congressional and senate candidates that will be organized by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston and other Florida Democrats.
The trip would be Obama's second to Florida since he was elected president. His first and only visit so far was on Feb. 10, when he held a town hall meeting in Fort Myers to promote his economic stimulus plan. That was the day Gov. Charlie Crist notoriously joined him and earned the wrath of fiscal conservatives.
In Florida, Democrats are trying to hold onto their congressional seats and seize the Senate post held by Republican George LeMieux, who was recently appointed to fill the rest of Mel Martinez's term. Politico writes about Obama's role in protecting the Democratic majority here.