President Obama seeks Hispanic support in Miami

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CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) - Hot on the heels of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's visit to South Florida, President Barack Obama will also spend a few hours in Miami on Thursday.

The President will take part in the second day of a two-day on Hispanic and education issues, co-sponsored by Univision and Facebook and hosted by the University of Miami.

Romney took part in the first "Meet The Candidates" forum at UM's BankUnited Center Fieldhouse Wednesday, which later aired at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. Obama will also appear at the Fieldhouse. He's scheduled to be interviewed Thursday afternoon and it will also air at 10:00 p.m. Thursday night on the Univision Network.

Both interviews will also be streamed on Univision Noticias Facebook page.

The University of Miami said these are the first events of their kind targeting Hispanic Americans which is important because an estimated 20 million Hispanics are expected to vote Nov. 6th.

In South Florida, the large Cuban-American community has traditionally voted for Republican candidates, while Hispanics nationwide have tended to favor Democratic candidates.

If it seems like Romney and Obama have spent a lot of time in Florida it's because they have. By Thursday night, each will have visited Florida nine times since June 1st, more than any other state during the campaign to date as they pursue Florida's 29 electoral college votes.

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