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Obama arguing for women's educational opportunity

By Nedra Pickler

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, March 20 2014 10:52 p.m. MDT

President Barack Obama speaks at the screening of the film 'Cesar Chavez', Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in the Old Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The movie biopic is directed by Diego Luna about the Mexican-American labor leader Cesar Chavez.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Associated Press

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is arguing that women need better educational opportunities as he raises political money in Florida.

Obama has been focusing on women's economic issues in this midterm election year and plans to focus on higher education in a visit Thursday to Orlando's Valencia College.

Democrats are hoping that women will turn out in support of their candidates in November and say Obama's economic message appeals to them.

Florida has one of the country's most competitive gubernatorial races. Obama also plans to raise money for Democrats at two evening fundraisers in Miami.

Obama is hosting a Working Families Summit this summer. The Valencia visit kicks off the first regional forum planned before the summit, with future events in Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and New York.

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