August 9, 2012 The biggest single issue for Florida nurse practitioner Sofia Martinez is her support of the DREAM Act. But she plans to vote for Republican Mitt Romney, who has said he would veto the measure. Her view might seem full of contradictions, but that's common among voters in Hillsborough County, as they consider complex issues.
August 8, 2012 The Parkesdale Market, located on a key highway in the swing state of Florida, attracts more than just hungry customers. The Meeks family, which runs the farmers market, talks about their visits from presidential candidates past and what concerns them in this election year.
August 7, 2012 The economy is the central issue in this fall's campaign. But when you talk with people in Hillsborough County, a key swing area that includes Tampa, they link the economy to other issues, including race. In the diverse county, residents see race affecting them in different ways.
August 6, 2012 In Hillsborough County, the way people voted in 2008 — for or against President Obama — signals their perception of everything that's happened since and, usually, the way they intend to vote. In this swing county hit hard by the financial crisis, the rarest voter is a person who's changed his mind.