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Obama: Trying to turn up the heat in Florida

“President Barack Obama is trying to keep the pressure on rival Mitt Romney, opening two days of campaigning in Florida in search of military veterans, seniors and unaligned voters in the state's crucial midsection,” AP writes. “Obama was holding events Thursday in Jacksonville and West Palm Beach as his campaign urges Romney to release more years of his tax returns and keeps a sharp focus on the former Massachusetts governor's tenure as the head of a private equity firm.”

The Jacksonville Times Union will be live blogging the president’s visit.

“A pair of liberal super PACs are teaming up on a new Web campaign that accuses Mitt Romney of advancing an ‘extreme anti-LGBT agenda’ that would make life worse for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans,” the Boston Globe writes. “The campaign is called “Mitt Gets Worse” -- a play on the “It Gets Better” project, which is a collection of videos designed to encourage LGBT youth. President Obama was featured in an “It Gets Better” video in October 2010.”

Actor Morgan Freeman has donated $1 million to pro-Obama superPAC Priorities USA action, aides confirm to NBC’s Carrie Dann. Here's a statement from Freeman:  "Pres. Obama has done a remarkable job in historically difficult circumstances.  He ended combat operations in Iraq, put in place sensible reforms of Wall Street, saved the auto industry and protected the health care of every American. He has led our nation to be more tolerant and placed impressive, accomplished women on the Supreme Court.  In return, he is the target of hundreds of millions of dollars from right-wing sources.  I am proud to lend my voice - and support - to those who defend him.  Priorities USA Action is doing a great job of protecting the values I believe in.  I am happy to help them and I hope others will join me."