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Ahead of primary, journey along Florida highway reveals challenges for both parties

 

Rock Center

In central Florida, the road to The White House starts on Interstate 4. The highway cuts across the state from east to west. Nearly one in four voters along the "I-4 corridor" are registered independent or have no party affiliation and no allegiance to Republicans or Democrats. They are a swing part of a swing state that's up for grabs in 2012.

While Republican candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul fight for victory in Tuesday's Florida primary, NBC's Kate Snow talks to residents about the issues that will determine the outcome of the election in November. No matter who they intend to vote for, there's a pervasive sense that the system in Washington is “broken.”

Editor's note: Kate Snow's report, "Florida, Florida, Florida!" airs Monday, Jan. 30 at 10pm/9c on Rock Center with Brian Williams.