Los Angeles Times: Fractious Florida weighs heavily on presidential campaigns

No state is more crucial to Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the White House than Florida, and no issue here is more important than the economy.

That dynamic played out recently when Vice President Joe Biden came to the perennial electoral vote battleground to promote the Obama administration’s environmental record by riding an airboat through the Everglades.

The Romney camp responded with a stinging assault on President Obama’s “failed” economic policies. The targets: a Florida jobless rate that exceeds the national average, painfully high gasoline prices, rising healthcare costs and one of the worst housing collapses in the country. The environment wasn’t even mentioned.

For the complete analysis: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-florida-election-2012-20120507%2C0%2C2624702.story

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