|Published:||Jan 30, 2012 9:53 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 30, 2012 9:53 PM EST|
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Florida has wealthy beach resorts along its coasts, expensive Disney vacations and swank upscale hotels in Miami.
But much of the state is populated by hard-working, blue-collar people who were hit hard during the recession and struggle daily.
The large working class in the populous area surrounding Interstate 4 often holds the key to a candidate's success, and that will likely be the case both in Tuesday's Republican presidential primary and in the general election in November.
The I-4 corridor cuts from Tampa on the Gulf Coast to Daytona Beach on the Atlantic, right through the heart of Orlando's theme park zone.
President Barack Obama and the eventual Republican nominee will visit the region countless times during the next 10 months.
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