ORLANDO, Fla. - Former president Bill Clinton campaigned in Orlando on Wednesday, discussing President Barack Obama's vision for moving the country forward and how Central Florida would benefit from Obama's plan.
Clinton spoke at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive and asked voters to re-elect Bill Nelson and President Obama, along with touting Obama's support of student loan legislation.
Clinton discussed job creation in Florida and attacked Republican Mitt Romney's plans. Clinton also mentioned technological advances brewing in Central Florida with the University of Central Florida and the high-tech military computer simulation industry in Orlando.
"Let me use Orlando as Exhibit A. I believe what works in politics is shared prosperity, and not trickle down," Clinton said. "And I believe what works in our real lives is a commitment to a society based on we're all in this together... progress is cooperation not constant conflict. That's what I believe."
Clinton didn't discuss the killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans amid a regional furor over a film mocking Islam's prophet.
Clinton was introduced by former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings. Demings, a Democratic candidate in Florida's 10th Congressional District, has met Clinton "several times" while serving as captain of the Airport Police Division (1999-2003) and commander of the Special Operations Division (2003-2006). Demings is challenging congressman Dan Webster.
On Tuesday, Clinton spoke at Florida International University in Miami.
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