The housing market collapse has taken a toll on Florida families and may affect how they vote in the presidential election. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers in Boeing's new $750 million final assembly plant in North Charleston, S.C. At the plant's ribbon-cutting ceremony in June, Rep. James Clyburn called the newly constructed facility a game changer for the state's workforce. Bruce Smith/AP hide caption

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stands to applause during a campaign stop at a Londonderry, N.H., restaurant on Tuesday. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Mitt Romney speaks Dec. 16 at Missouri Valley Steel in Sioux City, Iowa. Chris Carlson/Associated Press hide caption

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