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Obama to speak Thursday at Jacksonville Port Authority



President Obama will appear Thursday at Jacksonville Port Authority, the White House said, "where he will lay out his vision for rebuilding an economy that puts the middle class and those fighting to join it front and center."

The remarks, set for 2:35 p.m., follow appearances at Knox College in Galesburg, IL, and the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO.  "The President will talk about the progress we've made together, the challenges that remain, and the path forward," the White House.

Obama's adivsors say he is trying to put new focus on the economy and jobs, contending that leaders in Washington are not. Republicans note this is not the first time Obama has tried to pivot back to the economy, and that he's offering the same ideas. But in heading to Florida, Obama can tout the recovery -- one Gov. Rick Scott is eager to claim for his own.

[Last modified: Monday, July 22, 2013 4:41pm]


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