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At a Florida is a key state with 49 electoral votes the most of all the swing states in play and the latest polling shows it's really close.
The latest numbers -- showing in new NBC Marist poll how tight the race is at the moment.
With the president slightly ahead but when you look at the real clear politics average governor Romney has yet.
Joining us now Romney supporter and the GOP candidate for senate in Florida Republican congressman -- welcome great to have you here today.
Thank you so much for having me it's good to be with yet.
Well you know we know it's Friday -- early voting ends tonight in your state where that turn out has been quite big and people have been waiting for hours to vote are you surprised by the large turnout in the early voting.
I'm not surprised at all I think people there's a lot of people around the state of Florida who are not happy with the direction that we've been going.
In this country they want real change.
They're excited about it now I'm voting for a Mitt Romney and I know that's not just Republicans it's independents and some Democrats to.
So I'm not surprised at all -- long lines I think it really shows that the pent up frustration that people have.
They want to get this country back on the right track and that's why they're stand in line.
I even though Democrats in -- state one of the early voting deadline extended governor Rick Scott -- to know and what impact is that having on the electorate there.
You know I think you can tell by the lines of their people wanna engage in the election and they're out.
And forced -- standing in lines waiting to vote but we have a certain amount of time in the state of Florida for early voting we have.
A time for absentee ballots to come -- and then obviously on Tuesday Election Day so there's there's play it's time for people to get to the polls.
And guys or quarter which connects Tampa and Orlando is a key hot spots is close at 43% to -- of the voters live in that area.
That's what seniors who lived there are worried about health care what do you think accounts for why the race remains so close right now.
I think a lot of the the seniors in the state of Florida are concerned that with obamacare.
They know that they're gonna lose their Medicare Advantage there's a million.
Seniors in the state of Florida we're gonna lose their Medicare Advantage.
President Obama and senator Nelson.
Whacked away Medicare Advantage for our seniors that's got a very concerned and I think that's why you're gonna see the intensity up in the state of Florida.
So in these final days before the election what's the ground game going to be like.
Get out the vote I mean where we're traveling around the state I've got my bus tour.
Around the state the Romney campaign has been very focused in the state of Florida.
On getting out the vote and I think at the end of the day after the election the story that every -- is going to be talking about.
Is how well the ground game was.
Done for for Romney and for me and for others to make sure that our Republican voters get out to the polls and also independents that have been identified as.
-- for Romney and made.
And I know you've got a big race going on as well -- your race shaping up at this point.
It's it's very good we we feel like we're gonna win on Election Day -- think we're gonna win by a couple points.
Senator Nelson has said one thing to the people the state of Florida.
And done another thing in Washington DC.
And the people a state of Florida had enough of that they want somebody's gonna stand up for them and that's what I'm gonna do.
Well -- certainly going to be very engaging.
Day on Election Day and into the night thank you so much for joining us and -- you're gonna keep close watch as we are too so thank you and all the best year.
Thank you -- -- thank you for having me.
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