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Meanwhile the Romney campaign today in Florida where he holds a razor thin lead in the polls amongst.
Will likely voters but with only six days left what will it take to hold this key battleground state make sure that it turns red.
Florida congressman Connie Mack is currently running his own race for US senate let's talk to him he joins us right now from Tampa good morning congressman.
Good morning it's great to be with if it's great to have you as well so after a couple of days that mr.
Romney has side.
You know for the most part taken off due to the circumstances of -- big storm here in the northeast it's game on again today it's going to be traveling around with you.
And also former governor bush and Marco Rubio and what is his message to Florida.
I think his message is the same one he's been talking about for a long time and that's jobs in the economy.
And how to get this country moving again you know there are a lot of people down here in Florida who are hurting.
Their homes are upside down in in their loans they can't find work others 820000.
Floridians who are out of work there's even more who have stopped looking for work so it's about.
How to get job creators back into the game of creating jobs and you do that by lower taxes lower regulations and putting our faith and trust.
Back -- to the people of the state of Florida in this country instead of more and more government and that's exactly what Mitt Romney's been talking about but it.
If I could real quick I won it I wanted to let everyone know that here in Florida.
You know our heart our hearts and prayers and thoughts go out for those people who have suffered so much in the northeast we know what these storms can do.
There are people who are hurting in the northeast and we need to do everything we can.
To let them know that we're gonna be there for them and that they're going to be able to to survive this it's -- it's.
You know when you lose your home to a fire to a flood.
-- people have lost their lives it's -- really devastating storm in I hope that everybody is safe and does well.
Indeed and you don't know place in the country do they know more about.
The impacts of good.
Gigantic hurricanes and a lot of people who live there in Florida congressman thank you very much.
It if you would tell us a little bit about.
Regarding early voting a lot of people in Florida.
Get absentee ballots so that they can vote in advance of next Tuesday.
How has the absentee ballots been -- how they've been going regarding the number of -- Republicans and Democrats who requested them.
Palm Pre election.
You know absentee ballot -- voting has been way up this election cycle.
I think of those that are returned 44%.
Or 45% are Republican 39.
Our Democrat we have a lead when it comes to the absentee ballots you know people are excited.
I've been traveling around the state in my own campaign.
And people are excited they want to get out and they want to participate in this election.
There are many Republicans independents and Democrats who.
Aren't satisfied with the direction that we've been going in in the last four years they want to change they wanna go on a different direction.
They want they want someone to believe in them and so they're they're they're doing that with -- vote.
And that's one of the reasons that you and Mitt Romney are gonna hit the road today to try to energize people to make sure that they get out and vote on Tuesday.
A Connie -- running for US senate down in Florida sir thank you very much.
Thank you for having me.
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