As the fallout from Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments continue, the GOP is trying to deflect the furor to President Barack Obama, accusing the president of supporting income redistribution. The Republican National Committee is out with a new advertisement that features a 14-year-old sound bite of then-State Senator Obama saying "I actually believe in redistribution."

Romney will be campaigning in Florida today, where he is scheduled to speak at a 3:55 p.m. rally in Sarasota at the Ringling Museum of Art (Obama will be in the Sunshine State as well). His wife, Ann, will be speaking at events in Marquette, Wisc., and Clive, Iowa.

Former Minnesota Governor and onetime GOP nomination-seeker Tim Pawlenty is stepping down from his role as co-chair of the Romney campaign. He said it represents a conflict of interest with his new gig working for the Financial Services Roundtable, a prominent lobbying group.
In the closely watched Massachusetts Senate race, Republican incumbent Scott Brown will debate Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren tonight at 7 p.m.