HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.--Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hits Florida next week to stump for President Barack Obama, targeting the large Jewish and senior populations in the battleground state. Emanuel, Obama's former chief of staff--and a fundraiser for the main SuperPac helping his re-election drive-- will be in Florida Saturday through Monday--when the last presidential debate takes place in Boca Raton.
From Emanuel spokesman Sarah Hamilton: "While in Tampa Bay, Emanuel will participate in the campaigns outreach efforts encouraging Floridians to Vote Now! and thank volunteers and grassroots leaders for their hard work to reelect President Obama.
"In South Florida, the Mayor will highlight what is at stake in this election for Florida seniors, highlighting President Obama's work to strengthen Medicare and expand benefits versus the Romney-Ryan promise of turning Medicare into a voucher program. Emanuel, an observant Jew who is actively involved in his own community, will also participate in the campaign's outreach efforts to the Jewish community speaking about President's staunch support for Israel and other domestic issues important to him personally and to the Jewish community."