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Bill Clinton Campaigns for Barack Obama in South Florida Friday
Former president making final push for votes in Sunshine State

Former President Bill Clinton made a stop in South Florida Friday as he campaigns for President Barack Obama in the critical swing state just days before the election.

Clinton spoke at an event at Palm Beach State College's Lake Worth campus, where he was joined by Sen. Bill Nelson.

Clinton made his case for Obama, saying the president needed more than four years to fix the economy and slamming former Massachusett Gov. Mitt's Romney's economic plan.

"This election is way closer than it should be," Clinton said.

Following the Lake Worth appearance, Clinton will appear at campaign events in Fort Myers, St. Petersburg and Tallahassee.

The Florida trip follows First Lady Michelle Obama's Florida blitz on Thursday, where she made stops in Miami, Jacksonville and Daytona. She was joined by singer Marc Anthony and actress Gabrielle Union during the Miami appearance at the James L. Knight Center.

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With 29 electoral votes up for grabs in Florida, the Sunshine State is a key swing state in the 2012 election and has been a frequent site for campaign stops.

On Wednesday, Republican challenger Romney held an event at the University of Miami's BankUnited Center with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, and Congressman Connie Mack.

And President Obama will be in South Florida on Sunday for an event at McArthur High School in Hollywood.

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