Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., shown in July, has drawn controversy for his comments about Islam. A Muslim activist in South Florida has devoted himself to challenging West's views.

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An immigrant signs a voter registration information card at a booth set up at a rally in downtown Miami in 2007. If a new law is upheld, the time period groups have to turn in new voter registrations will be reduced from 10 days to two.

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. in August. Rubio's dispute with Univision has provoked a boycott of the network's presidential debate.

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Voters in Coral Gables, Fla., prepare to vote in the state's presidential primary, Jan. 29, 2008. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry attend a rally earlier this month in Newport Beach, Calif. Though some Republican voters have doubts about Perry, recent polls show it's not because of his stance on Social Security, which he's called a "Ponzi scheme." Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Public workers march with a banner that reads in Spanish "More jobs, zero layoffs" in San Juan on Oct. 15, 2009. Thousands of protesters gathered at Puerto Rico's financial hub to demonstrate against Gov. Luis Fortuno and the layoffs of more than 20,000 public employees. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain speaks before Florida's straw poll at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on Saturday. Cain won the straw poll with 37 percent of the vote. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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A flock of ibis flies at the Oak Creek Marsh, a former cattle pasture near the Kissimmee River, the headwaters of Florida's Everglades. Luis M. Alvarez/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets with supporters during the grand opening of his Florida campaign headquarters in Tampa on Friday. Brian Blanco/AP hide caption

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