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Florida a stop on Obama administration stimulus tour

AP: "President Barack Obama, defending his economic stimulus plan on its first anniversary, is dispatching his Cabinet across the country to try to calm an anxious public as Democrats head into potentially devastating midterm elections.

"A weeklong push to highlight the stimulus program's first year was starting with a Tuesday trip by Vice President Joe Biden to hard-hit Saginaw, Mich., to tour a small business, a jobs training program and a solar factory that all received Recovery Act dollars."

He's sending Housing and Urban Development deputy secretary Ron Sims to visit an elderly housing complex in Tampa that the White House says is receiving energy efficient upgrades "and creating green jobs" as a result of the stimulus act.