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Candidates feeling the heat in swing state of Florida

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) stands on stage with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (L) and moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. The focus for the final presidential debate before Election Day on November 6 is foreign policy. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The race for the White House couldn’t be much closer and with 29 electoral votes at stake, Florida is the biggest of all of the swing states.

Both candidates are making a last minute push in the Sunshine State to get voters to the polls.Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney and President Obama will all be making stops up and down the state this week. The Latino vote is sure to be a determining factor in deciding Florida. But unlike other battleground states like Colorado and Nevada, Florida’s predominant groups are Cuban-American and Puerto Rican, not Mexican-American.

With the 2000 election in the not so distant past, not to mention incredibly tight polls and talk of a possible electoral college and popular vote split, all eyes are sure to be on Florida.


Marc Caputo, political writer, Miami Herald

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