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OK now let's go down to our Miami bureau.
In the army and let us talk to senator George LeMieux.
Former senator George LeMieux who is running to get back in two the big house up here in Washington senator -- are you with us.
I'm with -- are not running for the big house -- that sounds a little scary.
Well it's a staff you know it's different for a lot of politicians it's a step in that direction so I guess I guess number I don't I think that's that.
Okay so there's a primary contest that's going on in Florida beyond just everybody battling it out with -- each other for the top spot there's a senate primary going on to you're in that fight how's it going.
It's gone well our senate primary is not on the 31 our senate primaries August 14 so.
Were taken -- a back -- right now to the presidential but the race is going well I've been traveling all around Florida.
Meeting with Republicans being with Tea Party folks meeting with business.
People and we're getting a lot of strong support for our campaign.
Okay now in terms how the electorate splitting up -- Florida and what you see.
We're hearing a lot about a rift between conservatives in the Tea Party vs Republican establishment.
Mitt Romney vs.
Newt Gingrich back and forth is that what it looks like on the ground here.
Well it's a very heated race here the polls have tightened -- now it shows speaker Gingrich and Mitt Romney.
In a virtual dead heat you know obviously -- -- -- Ron Paul.
In the racing campaigning hard as well there are a lot of -- grassroots events they're going around on around Florida.
Especially speaker Gingrich and Mitt Romney -- up on television with television -- your mailboxes.
Are filling out with -- literature from.
The candidates so the race is on here in Florida and Florida's getting a lot of attention.
Do you have a preference in this contest out of Florida -- the one that comes before yours.
Now I'm I'm focused on my own race I know I don't know congressman Paul that well but I know.
Senator Santorum and speaker Gingrich and governor Romney and so I'm focusing on moderates but any of the four of these gentlemen would you.
A world better than President Obama I watched the state of the union like most folks did last night.
And I just couldn't imagine.
What America he was viewing that we're in a situation in this state with a million people out of work.
We have 24% of all the home foreclosures and America are in Florida.
And the federal government's got a fifteen trillion dollar debt on its way to 26 trillion dollars in debt.
We're going to be a situation at the end of this decade where we can even make our interest payment.
And Barack Obama was talking about very small things insane everything's -- I -- I was like going to a doctor.
When you have chest pains and have an impact on the back and looking over and say look fine and go out there and do great we're not dealing with the issues.
That are really challenging Florida families and American families.
That's what people want to hear in this race for the presidency.
That's what they wanna hear my race for the US senate.
And -- senator were gonna talk to there is the folks who are also looking either Republican nominee to go up against Democrat Bill Nelson as we get closer to the big -- -- -- -- but I just wanna give -- the 22 opportunity just make your case why you should be okay.
Four Republicans in Florida.
-- not a career politician -- I had the chance to go back to the US senate I will only serve one or two terms I think we've got too many career politicians in Washington.
I served for sixteen months I was able to get five of my priorities passed good things for the people Florida even though I was the most junior -- there.
We just send people to Washington who will serve.
Not make a career out of it and get things done -- proved that when I was there.
If I had the chance to go back I'll work on these big issues so we can put America back in first place.
George LeMieux we thank you for coming back on the power players audition.
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