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Group lobbies for high-speed rail funds for Fla.

(The Associated Press circulated the following on January 12, 2010.)

TAMPA, Fla. — A grass-roots group calling for federal stimulus money for a bullet train in Florida is taking it to the streets.

The group of business, civic and political leaders has rallies scheduled Tuesday in Tampa and Orlando to introduce a new lobbying campaign.

The group says the proposed Orlando-to-Tampa high-speed train could create 23,000 construction and engineering jobs over four years, and 600 jobs when the train begins running in 2015.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, U.S. Rep Kathy Castor and Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio are among the leaders of the effort, which includes TV ads asking Floridians to help by contacting the White House.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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