People wait in line at the Boynton Beach Civic Center in Palm Beach County, Fla., for early voting, on Oct. 22, 2008. That year, early voting helped Barack Obama carry the state. Now, Republicans want to shorten the number of days Floridians can vote early. Marc Serota/Getty Images hide caption

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A family from New Orleans visits a beach in Pensacola, Fla., just before spring break season last month. In the distance, workers continue to clean up after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott at a news conference last month in Tallahassee. Steve Cannon/AP hide caption

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Dove World Outreach Center's Terry Jones drew crowds of media to his Gainesville, Fla., church last year after announcing plans to burn a Quran. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Charles Crites, a member of the Florida Tea Party, in Tallahassee for the opening day of the 2011 Florida legislative session. Tea Party members lobbied lawmakers for cuts in state spending. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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A man gets a checkup from Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine in January. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he is opposed to a prescription drug database because it is an invasion of privacy. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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A for sale sign hangs in front of a Homestead, Fla., home. In certain places more than half of the homes sold are in one stage of foreclosure or another. J. Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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