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Florida Voters Sound Off On Presidential Candidates

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Florida Voters Sound Off On Presidential Candidates

Election 2008

Florida Voters Sound Off On Presidential Candidates

Florida Voters Sound Off On Presidential Candidates

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Voters in Tallahassee, Fla., talk about whom they picked in the presidential election. Both John McCain and Barack Obama are battling hard for the state's 27 electoral votes.

MELISSA BLOCK, host:

Throughout the program today, we're bringing you the voices of voters. Marcia Player(ph) is a nurse in Tallahassee, Florida. She voted for Barack Obama. Here's why.

Ms. MARCIA PLAYER (Nurse): Well, I just feel like the people in charge of the government right now have not been paying attention to what's happening here in our country. And a lot of things have sort of unraveled, these last four years particularly. I really think it's time for new people in the government who really take a hard look at what's going on and make the changes that I think need to be changed to stabilize this.

Colonel DAVE SUBAN(ph) (Retired Air Force Colonel): My choice was based on we need adult supervision in the White House.

BLOCK: At the same polling place, Dave Suban, a retired Air Force colonel, said he voted for John McCain.

Colonel SUBAN: He represents the future of this country, and I'm very concerned about national security issues. And also, I do not want to live in a socialist republic.

BLOCK: Voters at the polls today in Tallahassee, Florida. Tonight, you can hear our election coverage on most NPR stations starting at 7 p.m. Eastern. And at our Web site, you can find results for all of the key races plus news, analysis, and live blogs.

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