(CNN) – A television ad released Thursday from presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney highlights a stalling economy in Florida, pinning the blame on President Barack Obama.
Obama heads to Florida Thursday for a campaign stop in Orlando.
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"Four years ago, Barack Obama was concerned about Florida's economy," the narrator in the ad begins.
She continues, "But under President Obama, 8.6% unemployment. Record foreclosures. Six hundred thousand more Floridians in poverty. He focused on Obamacare instead of jobs. Barack Obama: what a disappointment."
Florida – currently rated a "Toss Up" on CNN's Electoral Map – carries 29 electoral votes in November's election. The state has been hard hit by a weak housing market, and its economy is growing at a slow rate.
Its unemployment rate of 8.6% is higher than the national average, but is lower than a high of 11.4% in 2010.
In responding to criticisms of his handling of the economy, Obama's campaign has pointed out that jobs losses slowed nationally after he came into office in January 2009.
CNN's Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.
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