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SUNRISE, Florida (CNN) - Democrat Barack Obama said Friday that he wishes he could have spent more time in Florida over the past few months when DNC rules prevented Democrats from campaigning in the Sunshine State.
"We've had a great three days here in Florida," the Illinois senator said, "and I regret that we couldn't have campaigned here earlier, but I promise you we're gonna make up for some lost time."
Speaking at his last event on his first campaign swing through the state since long before the Iowa caucuses, Obama told the Florida crowd that "Florida Democrats will be seated" at the Democratic convention in August.
"Your voices will be heard," said Obama, "and most importantly we will work together to make sure that Florida goes Democrat in November, and so does the rest of the country."
On Saturday the White House hopeful will campaign in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory that holds one of the final contests of the primary season.