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THE BUZZ: FLORIDA POLITICS

President Barack Obama addresses about 1,200 service men and women at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The stage and backdrop for this visit cost $94,000. JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times

Put up in a hurry, Obama's backdrop at MacDill cost nearly $100,000

TAMPA -- When President Barack Obama addressed the world two weeks ago from Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base, he stood on a hastily-built stage that cost the public nearly $100,000. Elite Productions, which says it's based in Washington, D.C., Michigan and Iowa, provided the stage along with drapery and audio and vis …

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