Melissa Francis, Fox Business Network: What to Watch in Florida Voting
Fox Business Network Anchor Melissa Francis, who will be in Tampa on Tuesday night, rattled off five items about the election for Florida voters on Monday:
Independent voters made up almost 30 percent of the electorate in the last presidential election. Thats one reason this election looks to be so close. Whomever captures the independent thinkers, while still inspiring its base to get out and vote, will win the day. Obama carried these voters by 52 percent to 44 percent in the last election.
Florida currently has the highest foreclosure rate in the country. Many voters might be thinking about who is going to encourage mortgage lending and get business hiring so more people will be able to take advantage of the housing deals that are available, and soak up that inventory.
No Republican has won without Florida since Calvin Coolidge. So your vote counts. Big time.
The economy is moving so slowly, its like a bicycle losing steam and in danger of tipping over for lack of momentum. Both sides agree, the candidates have dramatically different visions of what will bring the economy back up to speed. President Obama favors more government spending to create demand with your tax dollars. Governor Romney believes in the unleashing of American businesses, big and small, by lightening the load of taxes and regulation. Theres a dramatic and stark contrast on this fundamental point.
Polls in Florida close at 8 p.m. ET. Dont miss your chance to make history.
Fox Business Network beings its Election Night coverage at 5 p.m.
Besides the regular show anchors:
FBN anchor Liz Claman will report live from the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.
FBN anchor Gerri Willis will be live from the Romney campaign headquarters in Boston.
FBN Washington Correspondent Rich Edson will provide coverage from President Obamas campaign headquarters in Chicago.
Francis will be live from Florida and Adam Shapiro live from Nevada.
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