Obama And Romney Scrap Along I-4

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In the presidential battleground with the biggest prize, President Barack Obama is focused on boosting voter turnout in Florida’s university towns, Hispanic enclaves like the Puerto Rican-dominated Orlando region and South Florida’s Jewish communities.

Republican challenger Mitt Romney is working to squeeze as many votes as possible out of north Florida’s conservative military bastions, the senior-heavy Gulf Coast and Miami’s Cuban community.

But their shared focus on turning out base voters overlaps in central Florida, a swing region that’s key to victory in a state with 29 electoral votes. Voters along the Interstate 4 corridor, from Tampa Bay to Daytona Beach, will determine the outcome if the race remains close.

About 45 percent of Florida voters live in that 17-county area.