The Florida Democratic Party on Wednesday released a commercial cut by President Barack Obama touting the state senate campaign of State Rep. Jose Javier Rodriguez.
Obama recently announced his support of Rodriguez, D-Miami, and a dozen other candidates running for state office in Florida. His down-ballot endorsements are part of a broader effort by the president effort to influence state races across the country.
Rodriguez is running for Senate District 37 against Republican incumbent Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla. The district, which was recently redrawn, stretches from Key Biscayne south to Cutler Bay.