Mayor to campaign for Obama in Florida

October 17, 2012

The Associated Press

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is headed to Florida to campaign for President Barack Obama.

A spokeswoman for Emanuel said Tuesday the mayor will be in Florida from Saturday through Monday. Emanuel was Obama's chief of staff before he was elected mayor of Chicago.

Emanuel will visit the Tampa area and southern Florida. The Chicago mayor will support Obama campaign efforts to get out the vote.

Emanuel also will participate in outreach efforts with Florida's Jewish community. His spokeswoman says he will highlight President Obama's support for Israel and domestic issues important to the Jewish community.