Obama speaks on his latest appeal to Congress Thursday, June 21 to extend the current low interest rate on student loans.
Tampa, Florida -- President Obama will head to Tampa on Friday afternoon for a campaign rally after speaking to Latino leaders in Orlando.
We have just a few details on the rally, but we do know there will be plenty of rah, rah, rah inside the gym on the Dale Mabry campus of Hillsborough Community College at around 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, a group of Democrats gathered in Ybor City to make signs for the rally. The tickets to the event were all given out in just a few hours on Tuesday.
In a news release, the president's campaign says at the event, Obama will "continue to outline how far we've come" and lay out a choice for voters:
"... whether we continue to move our country forward by creating an economy that's built to last based on a strong, secure middle class, or go back to the same failed policies that led to the financial crisis that left middle-class Americans struggling to make ends meet."
Before Tampa, the president will head to Orlando on Friday morning. He'll be speaking at a conference of Latino leaders. It's the same one Mitt Romney addressed Thursday.
Romney is walking a tightrope between his conservative base and Hispanic voters, who could prove pivotal in the presidential election.
Recognizing the Hispanic influence in November's election, Romney made promises aimed at strengthening immigrant families.
He proposed green cards for students earning advanced degrees, and citizenship for those who serve in the U.S. military.
"Those who've risked their lives in defense of America have earned the right to make their life in America," the presumptive Republican nominee told the audience at the NALEO conference of Latino leaders.
The response to Governor Romney at the conference was muted. But President Obama may not find the super-receptive audience you might expect.
Nationally, Obama leads Romney in polls of Hispanic voters by about a 2-to-1 margin. But the leaders in Orlando will want to know what the president's doing to get Latinos jobs.
A survey in January by the Pew Research Center found more than half of Latinos reported someone in their household was out of work in the past year.
Expect Hillsborough County to continue to be a focus for both Democrats and Republicans; the winner of the county has also won the presidency in every election since 1960.
Grayson Kamm, 10 News