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Castor will be Obama's tour guide

Rep. Kathy Castor, a Tampa Democrat and Barack Obama's Florida co-chairman, will introduce him Wednesday morning at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, then accompany him on his swing through Central Florida.

Castor Castor, a freshman, is one of just two members of the state's nine Democratic House members who endorsed Obama. The other is Rep. Robert Wexler of Boca Raton.

This is Obama's first series of campaign rallies in the state since he and other Democratic candidates agreed to boycott Florida for the primary season. He has been in the state to raise money.

"This is a different kind of campaign," Castor said in remarks prepared for delivery tomorrow. "It is powered by you and your neighbors.  Look around... The major contributors to the Obama Campaign are people like you – over 1.3 million Americans.  Ninety-four percent of donors to our campaign have contributed $200 or less."

[Melissa Lyttle, Times files]

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:58am]


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