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UPDATE: Democratic boosters greet President Obama at the airport

Republicans say candidates are keeping their distance from President Barack Obama -- but a handful in South Florida greeted him at Miami International Airport.

On hand, Rep. Kendrick Meek -- whose campaign got a radio shout-out today from Obama, along with Reps. Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, congressional hopeful Joe Garcia and Democratic Attorney General candidate Dan Gelber. The White House pool report notes it was a "kiss on the cheek" for Wasserman Schultz and a handshake for Meek. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink was not present -- a campaign spokeswoman said last week that Sink would be in Tampa today. The pool notes that after working the line of greeters, POTUS ran across the tarmac to greet a crowd of cheering onlookers behind a barrier.