What can the GOP expect in Florida?
Early voting already underway
- Duration 2:47
- Date Jan 24, 2012
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And welcome back all the candidates already focusing on Florida after -- come from behind win last night.
And by the way anyone here.
Who knows anyone in Florida please contact them -- sometime tomorrow okay.
-- on the phone and do it in the sunshine state is different in the first three contest because.
Early voting already under way it actually started on Saturday -- And joining us now from Miami is Florida Republican senator George LeMieux.
He is running for the senate again against democratic senator Bill Nelson we invited senator Nelson on as well but he declined our quest good morning senator.
Good morning Ali okay so here's what we heard about South Carolina that the economy because unemployment very high there and evangelicals.
Where the big voting issues how does.
Florida -- changed the equation what's important to voters there.
-- Florida's the most diverse state in the country it's really like five states in one.
More votes will be cast on our primary date up until primary day probably then and all of the three previous states.
Combined we expect about two million people to vote.
The number one issue in Florida is the economy we are still struggling this is the worst recession in seventy years about a million people.
Out of work 24% of all the foreclosed property Americas in Florida.
So what these candidates will say about what they will do to get people working again -- strip away regulations and mandates how will be effective.
And getting this economy going is going to be very important to Republican voters.
In the coming ten day.
How important are endorsements in the state of Florida we're hearing from sources telling Fox News that day -- former governor Jeb Bush will not.
Go forward with an endorsement will over and remain neutral also senator Marco Rubio remaining neutral -- it -- the voters make up their own decisions.
How important are those endorsements of servicing back and watching how -- folds.
There's someone an important if you had a Jeb Bush Chara Marco Rubio endorsing you that would matter in Florida because those are two.
Republicans that everybody looks up to and -- This is going to be a very tight race I believe.
Governor Romney was well ahead in the polls prior to what happened yesterday I believe in the polls come out the race wolf -- a lot.
It'll be a very.
Good race between the two of them I think you have governor Romney with his business experience is practical know how having managed businesses having managed to state.
Speaker Gingrich -- big ideas as I go around the state campaigning for the US senate.
People want folks would vision they want people who are going to be problem solvers and I think both the governor Romney in speaker Gingrich bring.
Different of those qualities to the table.
Well off former US senator George -- thanks so much for joining us letting us know about Florida we appreciate it.
Thanks for having me on.