From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:
(CHICAGO) Barack Obama heads to Florida today to kick off the first day of early voting in that battleground state and he'll be joined by Hillary Clinton for the first time since her June in-person endorsement of Obama in Unity, N.H.
With record numbers of Democrats registered through out the country, Obama is trying to prompt as many voters as possible to go to the polls as early as possible.
"You can vote today, tomorrow, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, you just find a day and go out and cast your ballot," he told supporters in North Carolina yesterday, "We want to get as many votes in as possible as early as possible."
Former rival Clinton will be on her own campaigning most of the day and will join Obama at an evening rally in Orlando.
Obama has been mentioning Clinton more frequently on the stump, telling crowds that she taught him not to get overconfident during an election. "I learned a good lesson from my friend Hillary Clinton up in New Hampshire – that you can't let up or pay too much attention to the polls. We've got to keep making our case for change," he said this weekend.
Obama has spent the majority of his time this month in states, cities, and counties that voted Republican. This is part of the campaign's overall plan to expand the map come November 4.