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Here’s what you need to know about Barack Obama’s Orlando visit

Or at least what we know.

Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Joe Biden on Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know.

Where

We’ll let you know. A similar event took place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds winotesth Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate, at the mic, the Orlando Sentinel notes. But there still hasn’t been a location announced.

When

Yeah, that too. Invitations will be sent to certain guests, so stand by.

Parking Pass

But don’t worry, you won’t need seats. This will be a drive-in rally, much like events held by Obama already at the Florida International University Biscayne Bay campus in North Miami.

At that event, the former Commander in Chief spoke to occupants of 228 parked cars, who honked instead of cheering.

Surprises in store?

Obama did greet individual voters, just in unannounced stops. He made a surprise visit to Miami Springs.

There he grabbed a mask and a megaphone and told individuals about the high stakes that come with winning Florida’s electoral votes. “If you bring Florida home, this thing’s over,” he said, according to the Miami Herald.

So don’t be surprised if the Democratic leader goes into some deep blue communities to mobilize whatever Democrats haven’t already voted by mail.

Repeat performance

Of course, the last time Biden appeared on the General Election ballot in Florida, he shared the top of the ticket with Obama. The Former President won Florida in 2008 by 3 percentage points, a Florida landslide. In 2012, Obama-Biden won again, but by just 1 point. He’d like to lift Biden to victory in the state again.

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Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at jacobogles@hotmail.com.

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