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Pumping up the black vote in FL

Complementing President Obama's cross-country campaign spree before the mid-term elections, he has cut a radio ad aimed at black voters that is airing throughout Florida.

"Two years ago, you voted in record numbers, and we won a victory few dreamed possible. I know so many across the country are hurting and think change isn’t happening fast enough,'' Obama says in the ad paid for by the Democratic National Committee. "The same Republicans who’ve fought AGAINST change are pushing the same plan that crashed our economy  -- tax cuts for millionaires; deep cuts to education; repealing health care reform...We can't afford to go back. On Nov. 2, I need you to stand with me and vote."

Meanwhile. Sen. Tony Hill of Jacksonville began a bus tour today also aimed at pumping up the black vote. It started in Pensacola this morning and will end Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. Hill's Florida African American Caribbean Empowerment Alliance (FACE) says the 2008 election brought out 442,756 black voters that had skipped the 2004 and 2000 elections.