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Debate reaction from Florida



Reaction (as filtered through campaigns) from Florida to tonight's presidential debate.

Sen. Marco Rubio: “After tonight’s debate, the choice in this election is even more clear than before—as is the fact that Governor Romney is the only candidate who can turn the economy around. The President couldn’t explain to the American people how the next four years would be better than the last. With so many still suffering, we can’t afford more failed policies. We can’t afford a president whose top priority during the recession was Obamacare instead of helping to create good jobs and getting our fiscal house in order. Tonight, Mitt Romney once again showed that he has a plan to restore our economy, one based on principles that have worked before and can work again.” 

Rep. Connie Mack: "Tonight Mitt Romney demonstrated once again he is qualified and ready to lead from day one as President.  I am so proud of his positive, issue based vision."

CFO Jeff Atwater: "Tonight, Mitt Romney made it clear that he has what it takes to lead this country. He demonstrated his deep understanding of the challenges that face our nation and has the proven track record to tackle these challenges head on. Barack Obama once again offered excuses for the failures of his administration, placing blame on everyone else. His proven track record looks like this: taxes are higher, spending is out of control and our debt deepened. Mitt Romney has walked the talk as Governor and he showed America once again that he will walk the talk when he is elected President of United States."

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:23pm]


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