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October 11, 2012

Marco Rubio, Craig Romney to address FIU students Friday

From an email:

The FIU College Republicans invite you to a forum with Senator Marco Rubio and Craig Romney Friday, 11:00AM at the FIU College of Law Atrium.

They will address the student body on education, jobs, immigration, and economic policy. To RSVP and pick up your ticket, please visit the FIU College Republicans Registration Table, this Thursday, October 11th, anytime from 10AM - 5PM, outside in the Green Library Breezeway (underpass), with your name, email, and phone number. Biscayne Bay Campus students should email collegerepublicansfiu@gmail.com for an arranged pick-up. You should act fast because tickets are very limited.

Marist FL poll: Obama 48%-Romney 47%

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll (MoE +/-3.1%) shows Barack Obama with 48 percent support among likely Florida voters and Mitt Romney with 47 percent support. Among registered voters Obama leads 49 percent to 45 percent.

Asked who would better handle the econcomy, 45 percent said Obama and 48 percent said Romney. On foreign policy Obama had the edge, 51 percent to 42. Fifty percent said Obama would better handle Medicare and 42 percent said Romney would.

Full results here


Posted by Adam C. Smith

Obama returns to UM for third time, but now he's on defense over Libya, debate

President Obama returns to the University of Miami for his third visit Thursday, but this time there's a new twist.

After a lackluster debate last week, Obama's campaign is looking wobbly for the first time in months.

And he's getting attacked at what used to be a strong point: Foreign policy. House Republicans Wednesday held a special hearing into the terrorist attacks on a U.S. consulate in Libya on Sept. 11, when four diplomatic staffers were killed.

Amid the four grueling hours of testimony, Obama Administration officials admitted they refused to beef up security before the attacks, and they made misleading statements about what probably caused the attacks.

Obama has steered clear of Libya in his standard stump speech, which more often includes his foreign-policy successes.

"Al Qaeda is on its heels and Osama bin Laden is no more," Obama said Monday in a speech.

After today’s UM event, he’ll head to a JW Marriott Marquis fundraiser with his campaign’s national co-chair, actress Eva Longoria.

Obama has also stepped up his attacks on Republican Mitt Romney’s veracity, saying his opponent is “hiding” his record.

Democrats have also tried to portray the House Oversight and Government Reform committee hearings Wednesday as a political show, noting that a lead lawmaker Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, is a Romney surrogate.

Romney has been surging in national polls after winning last week’s debates. Romney’s improved national standing will likely be mirrored in polls in Florida, a must-win battleground state for Romney that reflects the nation. Until last week, Obama was nursing an inside-the-error margin lead over Romney in Florida and nationwide.

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