September 8th, 2012
12:52 PM ET
Seminole, Florida (CNN) – President Barack Obama took his "ready to go forward" message to Florida voters in his first stop Saturday on a bus tour through the swing state.
The president was introduced by former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was once a Republican but is now an independent and an Obama supporter. Obama said Crist backing proves "the values we are fighting for aren't just Democratic values or Republican values, they're American values."
The president reiterated the proposals on display at this week's Democratic National Convention, including plans to create more jobs, expand energy production and improve educational opportunities in the United States.
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