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illinois, 122 in north carolina and 71 in missouri. we have live fox news coverage. she is live for us in black lick, ohio where trump is upping the pressure on governor john kasich. >> some 400,000 voters have already cast their ballots via absentee. the latest real clear politics has a margin of error. 2012 republican nominee mitt romney joins caukasich on the r. it is a winner take all skate for him he must win. he should be schedule to i cd ta hard push in a rally outside of youngstown, ohio. this is a place i want to win. this is the place. this is going to do it.
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ohio is going to make america great again. >> kasich cannot make america great again. can't do it. he can't do it. >> i am asking you as sincerely as i can, you have to get out get everybody in and give me a vote so i can continue running as president of the united states. >> meanwhile the race is tight on the democratic side as well. secretary hillary clinton leading bernie sanders. sanders achieves an upset win there. will sanders take another victory here in ohio racking up another win in the midwest. >> everybody is watching ohio today. molly line in black lick, ohio. marco rubio stealing the florida heat do or die with 99 "dateline" gats up for grabs. the biggest one today. >> fill keating is here with us.
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polls open in just two hours. good morning, phil. >> speaking of florida heat, the temperature is supposed to hit 84 degrees here in miami today. the polls open in about 2 hours. here in the largest concentration of cuban americans we shall see how strongly they support fare fellow cuban. marco blitzing across the entire stiet. i went to miami where he abandoned the state. when the system broke he used a bull horn to trump the crowd. it showed trump with a commanding lead in florida at 43 percent 19 points ahead of rubio. rubio says don't believe it. >> the polls have been way off in michigan and virginia on the
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democratic side. there is not a 20 point gap going on but very relevant. billionaire businessman donald trump in ohio last night. yesterday afternoon he visited tampa along with sarah palin pumping up the crowd and also earning a big endorsement from attorney general. >> we have a big election coming up. we can really change things. >> speaking of trump, they have early voting and it is a great system. it is a great way to do it actually if you can do it. >> we have voting booths here in florida. on the ballot it is a bit dated there are 9 republican candidates who have already dropped out. >> fill keating live for us. thank you, phil.
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>> ted cruz taking aim at donald trump hoping to sway voters after chaos forced trump at a rally. >> good morning, heather, the hours of polls still show donald trump is the frontrunner. there are five events across illinois. ted cruz those might have been turned off by the canceled rally over the weekend. cruz told the crowds trump is not a true conservative he claims to be once donated to the great governor rob blagojevich and democrat can mayor of chicago rahm emanuel and always speaking to his message he is
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the only candidate that can beat donald trump. >> the energetic amazing feel what a contrast with the democrats. ore the course of a year the field has narrowed. as we stand here today, there is one campaign. only one campaign that is in a position to beat donald trump and win the republican nomination. there are 69 republican delegates up for grabs here and 156 democratic delegates. at one point hillary clinton had a clear lead in illinois. bernie sanders campaign has been itching closer and closer. now indicating bernie sanders in the lead in illinois. >> the congressman will be on later in the show.
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no charges against donald trump after one of the supporters sucker punched a protester. that decision coming after the leads in the polls here. >> he was under investigation for possibly inciting a riot in the state. one week ago a protester was sucker punched in the face. that man was arrested and charged with assault. trump and his campaign will not face charges. sycamore protestors will be arrested in just yed. trump even called it a love fest. >> the press is calling this thing, oh, but they are such violence. you know how many people have been hurt at our rallies? i think like basically none other than i guess maybe
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somebody got hit once. there's no violence. >> these things are incredible it is a movement and a love fest and we love each other. >> trump has a 12 point lead in north carolina at 41 percent. cruz 29 kasich 11 rubio 9. clinton holds a bigger lead. he holds by 14 points 57 to 33. 72 up for grabs for the delegates. >> kristin fisher live for us. exciting day. >> voter turnout in 14 states.
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>> maria molina is in the tracking center. good morning heather and abby. we are not just tracking any kind of thunderstorm, severe thunderstorms. damaging winds and possible isolated tornadoes. overall faras far as the electi goes in places like florida and north carolina. you are going to be seeing wet weather flowing through there and illinois and parts of ohio. we have one system ahead of it where we have the warm humid conditions. there is extreme weather in northeastern illinois. ohio looks like they are seeing some of the worst weather. unpack the umbrella as you are heading out to the poem polls.
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>> maria molina, thank you. >> make or break day for marco rubio and john kasich. would a win even matter, or are they too far behind? kathy lynn taylor and democratic strategist. >> i am excited. how about you? >> i am very excited. >> let's take a look first of all. trump with 460, cruz 370 delegates so far rubio won 63 and kasich 63. do or die for rubio and kasich. rubio seems to continue to drop behind and fall behind trump. what do you think will happen today with rubio kathy? >> you have to give rubio a lot of credit. he has been going door to door at this point. while the heat is on, there are a lot of absentee ballots cast.
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at the end of the day trump does take it, but rubio takes every ounce of sweat. hopefully for his sake he ends up better than he expects. >> does it matter if rubio pulls ahead? >> it is a winner take all for him. >> he is committed to unravelling trump. he has been in it for the long hall. >> speaking of unravelling trump he said even in ohio vote for kasich. will it make a difference if he wins ohio? >> wr used it lacking at ohio. it has come up again in the primary. everything focuses around ohio. it will make it mathematically
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hard for everyone with 60 percent of the states knowing they are proportional. keep an eye on ohio because this thing drudges forward but if trump wins it won't stop the trump train from going forward. >> would it make it possible to have a path. make it more difficult for trump to win but is that really the goal for everyone at this point? >> hard for any one to get to the magic number. he can't win the nomination he wouldn't go away with one. if there is a contested con venning everybody is going to be kind of fighting and going after those delegates. anybody will host a delegate on the gop side right now.
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>> when should sanders drop out? >> there is a current delegate. >> he has a long way to go. if he has the kind of showing today than he had last week he can be in a very long time. i don't think he is going anywhere if he has to so stay in as long as he can. >> i think there is more than half of the entire delegates are still up for grabs after today. we have this crazy super delegate thing. we have half of the delegates to go. i say let my people vote. >> does it seem to you sanders and clinton are worried about trump listening to the last town hall they spent a lot of time bashing them and talking about all of the violence that occurred at some of his rallies.
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do you think that is hurting all of the candidates including donald trump. >> they don't mae me to talk about politics they pay me to run a campaign. you need to get your base of the base out. both sides are throwing red meat. on the democratic side it is easy to say talk about trump. it is motivating the base to show up on super tuesday and begin to vote. >> we were talking about the weather conditions. they will be questionable in some areas. abby? >> the time is currently 13 after the hour. after violent protests in the prairie state is this the last stand for the gop? why our next guest says not so fast. your itchy, watery eyes and congestion.
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>> welcome back to "fox & friends first". a big day for the rice for the white house. after he forced con nald trump to cancel a rally this weekend the primary in illinois may be the last stand for the gop establishment. here to discuss it is peter ross. thank you for waking up with us this morning. appreciate it. >> good to be here. thank you for having me. >> it is an exciting day. a lot is going to happen in your state. what do you think is going to happen today? >> i have no idea. i don't think anybody else does. i was going door to door with my wife in my home town. we have two of the biggest counties in illinois and i was absolutely surprised at the number of people that were coming to the lord saying i don't know who i am going to vote for for president. these are people who are voters. this is not a new group coming in. they haven't made up their mind. i think a bunch of people are going to wake up their mind between the parking lot and the front door of the polling place.
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>> have you made up your mind? >> i know i am going to vote for peter in congress. >> ted cruz was in. john kasich was in. we are not a winner take allstate. we are a proportional state. >> there are a lot of passionate voters in illinois. the i want to get your response to that and why you think how much of this is caused by donald trump's divisive rhetoric. >> i think donald trump represents an opportunity and challenge for the republican party. he is bringing in new voters and
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taking on a political correct culture that is saturating us and has to be dealt with. the divisiveness is a concern. he needs to be careful to create incentives to be more and more physical in these things. everybody has a right to say whatever they want under the first amendment so long as they are not inciting violence. we need to recognize this is someone who is running to be t nominee of the party of abraham lincoln and ronald reagan. just because you have a right to say things doesn't mean you need to say everything you are thinking. >> it will be an important day congressman ross. good luck to you. >> great to be with you. thank you very much. >> heather, over to you. >> the time is 19 minutes after the top of the who you are. crossing the finish line. is there a scenario that makes donald trump automatic nominee of the gop? our next guest weighs in. stay with us.
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>> critical contests in five states today. only two are winner take all. here to breakdown all of the delegates at stake for real clear politics katelyn hue we burns. thank you so much for joining us. >> we are going back and forth about this. i am so glad you are here to explain it to us in terms of the delegate count in terms of who can win what in all of these states. let's begin in florida and ohio that are right out state out the gate winner take all. 99 delegates up for grabs in florida and 66 in ohio. >> these two states -- >> go ahead. >> sorry.
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heather. i was going to say these two states are really the crown jewel of today's contest because they are winner take all. they also place a lot of pressure on the home town's son marco rubio in florida and john kasich in ohio. both have to win their home states to continue. they have acknowledged as much. as much as the pamath is concer those are really key states for them. i think if donald trump is able to win both of those, it would really put him on the path to securing the nomination. >> then we have other states, though, illinois, missouri and north carolina loon gnaw. illinois 69 delegates north carolina 52. north carolina is flat out traditional but illinois and missouri explain how the states works. >> they are not winner take all. they are proportional by congressional district. there are rules over how that
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vote gets divided up. these are states where ted cruz is hoping to peel off enough delegates to keep at pace with donald trump. while the focus has been on ohio and florida he has been campaigning vigorously in north carolina. they are hoping to secure enough delegates to continue on while rivals are focused on the bigger states. >> i think you did just reference this. that that i cans trump the automatic nominee. doing well if he wins in florida and ohio. >> technically he won't secure the requisite number of delegates. you have to get 1237 to secure the nomination out right. if he does win ohio and florida that would mean john kasich and
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marco rubio is really probably tough to leave the race. so the phat to victory becomes clearer for donald trump if not mathematically secure at this point. >> kasich said he will drop out if he doesn't win ohio but rubio is saying he's going to win through utah he is campaigning in utah today. 366 delegates up for grabs on this super tuesday number 2. thank you so much for joining us. >> thanks. >> the time is 26 after the hour. going for a knockout donald trump hoping to take five states on this super tuesday. can he do it? we have fox team coverage. anna kooiman live in palm beach florida talking to voters before we head to the polls.
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>> welcome back to "fox & friends first". a big day in the race for the white house in super tuesday, too. >> they are hours away from casting their votes in five states including the critical winner take all including contests in ohio and florida. democrats 780 dell gratz in all five states. >> we have all of the key states this morning. let's begin with molly line. she is live for us in black lick, ohio. that is where john kasich faces a must win in his home state. good morning, molly. >> the race is tight on both sides of the political aisle. on the republican side it is ne neck and neck. the governor john kasich is up
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within the margin of error. the former massachusetts governor and mitt romney joined him on the trail. kasich this is his winner take all home state. it is a must win. but he did not have it all to himself. trump shifted his schedule cancelling a rally in florida to hold one outside of youngstown, ohio. we are going to win, win, win. we are going to win so much. you are going to be so proud of your country again. i love you ohio. you can make the difference. you can make the difference. tem your friends to vote for trump. you will look back 2 years from now, 10 years from now, 20-years from now you will say that's the single greatest vote i ever cast. >> i will not take the low road to the highest office in the land. we can't unite america by dividing america.
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>> secretary hillary clinton leads bernie sanders. she was up ahead in the michigan primary as well. sanders achieved the upset win there. will sanders do it again and start wrapping up the midwest victory? more than 400,000 votes have already been cast in the buckeye state via absentee ballot. the polls close tonight at 7:0. >> molly lyon live for us in black lick, ohio. thank you. now to florida where it is a must win for senator marco rubio. 99 delegates are up for grabs. fill keating is live. good to see you. >> 90 minutes in person voting in florida. couple of poll workers shut up at this precinct. nearly 2 million floridians have are already voting early.
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marco rubio crisscrossing the state yesterday starting in jacksonville ending up in his home town of west miami abandoning the stage they used a bull horn to address the crowd in state after state poll shows trump consistently as the commanding lead 19 points ahead of rubio. >> polls going crazy way off. both in michigan and the democratic side virginia and other places on the republican side. those polls are not accurate. there is not a 20 point gap here going on but very relevant. >> donald trump having a big campaign rally up in cam taw attending sarah palin. he won a big endorsement from florida attorney general pam bond de the state's highest elected women. clil clinton also hitting a couple of cities in florida
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campaigning on behalf of his wife former first lady form new york senator and former secretary of state hillary clinton who spent much of the day in illinois yesterday. nine candidates on the republican side who are no longer in the race. com when they get to the voting they have to make sure it is there first. >> ted cruz taking aim at donald trump in illinois. hoping to sway voters after chaos forced trump to cancel a weekend rally. he is laif in chicago with more. >> good morning, matt. >> the average polls still indicate donald trump is the frontrunner in illinois. f ted cruz has been closing in on his lead.
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he is trying to win under voters. the in the final attack against trump cruz told the crowd trump is not the true conservative he claims to be arguing trump once donated to rob blagojevich. cruz is almost sticking to his message that he is the only candidate that can beat donald trump. >> young, talented, dynamic, energetic, amazing field. what a contrast. >> yet over a course of the year it has narrowed and narrowed. as can he stand today there is one campaign and only one campaign that is in a position to beat donald trump and win the republican nomination.
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>> here in illinois there are 69 republican delegates up for grabs and 156 democratic delegates. a small number goes to the out right winner of this state and the rest will go by congressional district. at one point hillary clinton was the clear frontrunner. a cbs news poll shows bernie sanders in the lead here in illinois. back to you abby and heather. no charges against donald trump after one of his supporters sucker punched a protester. >> donald trump leads in the polls there. we are live in washington this morning. good morning, kristin. >> good morning. >> north carolina may not be a winner take allstate. 72 for the republicans 107 for the democrats. trump is at a 12 point lead in north carolina 5941 percent cruz
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at 29 kasich 11 rubio 9. that's according to the real clear politics average. he was under investigation in that state for inciting a riot af the protester was punched in the face. six more protestors were arrested at another rally. this time no one was hurt. trump went so far as to call a love fest. >> the press is calling this oh but there is such violence. no violence. you know how many people have been hurt at our rallies. i think like basically none other than i guess maybe somebody got hit once. there's no violence. we go and these things are so incredible. it is a movement and a love fest and we love each other. real clear politics has 14 ahead 57 to 33.
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watch to see if sanders is able to pick up any support from african american voters. see if cruz is able to steal away some support from the evangelicals. >> the time now is almost 20 minutes until the top of the hour. all eyes as we have been talking all morning on ohio and florida for the winner take all delegates. what if trump wins both? >> what if he wins none? we are breaking it down next. rl the lexus command performance sales event is on. with extraordinary offers on the visionary ls, the generously appointed es and the new, eight-passenger lx. ♪
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it is a big day. i would argue the most important day so far in the race for the white house. let's start with florida. that's potentially the biggest state today. polls are looking a little more challenging for him. what is going to happen there. first we have the cuban american vote where he has led trump by quite a margin up until now. we have the absentee ballots which are very strong this year which we don't have the read on yet. the he's not ahead of the running in florida yet. voter turnout particularly for cuban american voters is going to be very important for him today. rubio is planning to go to utah tomorrow. if you don't take florida how do you go on? >> i think it is hard for him to go on. if kasich was to win he would
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have the number of delegates he currently has. one thing to pay attention to if you look at where the early voters come from it has been predominantly high latino areas. that could be high democratic turnout as well. that is the only glimmer of hope. >> kasich made it clear if he doesn't win ohio he will drop out. i want to ask about the violence we have seen over the past few days at the trump rallies. does it help him or hurt him we will start with you. >> it was unbelievable. last thursday evening donald trump started to talk about it and the next evening all hell broke lose in illinois. it is rather ironic. you would think it would hurt him even though it was not his campaign or his protestors who incited the violence. yet his poll numbers are up. they are up in florida. they have to take accountability
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for the very angry language inciting the violence. president obama invited the violence over the last several weeks. they have encouraged protestors to get out there. not always peacefully. there are a lot of people who need to take responsibility. i would like to see donald trump a little less ford and more president marshall on air force one. >> he has tried. we have seen them both attack donald trump more and more. this has helped donald trump considering we think of him as the front runner. >> when you are not talking about your electorate why they should be voting for the other person it doesn't put you in a good position politically. right now they are trying to throw fodder to the base because they need people to show up and vote for one or the other in
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illinois in ohio this morning. trump is an easy punching bag for the democrats. the to say something to try to motivate people when they had you had be talking about their core message and the difference between them when a democrat waukts into the booth they are going to think why to vote for somebody not why not to vote for somebody. the time is 15 minutes to the top of the hour. if someone drop out where do the delegates go. a key question that could change this race. brian kilmeade with what is coming up on "fox & friends." >> good morning. welcome to super tuesday 3. we have a huge show coming in our direction. look who we have lined up. presidential candidates donald trump here live. john kasich here live. they are neck and neck in ohio. so is trump's son eric trump and wife. laura inge gram will be here and
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>> nonthat would trump with a commanding lead in delegates right now before today's primaries. the current total trump with 440. ted cruz 370. marco rubio 163 and john kasich with 63. the two big races today everybody is talking about florida and ohio both winner takes all states. it could have a big pekt on his
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lead. thank you for joining us. it is really early to be doing all of this math. we will let you do it. >> it is early. >> break it down for us. florida has 99 delegates updown. florida has 99 delegates up for grabs. and then we have ohio which has 66. so what would the difference be in terms of who wins what? >> well, so i think, first of all, we've got two winner-take-all states. adds a big number to whoever wins each of them. if -- if kasich wins ohio and rubio wins florida, then the way the math adds up, it's hard to get to 1,237 delegates and gets the nomination for donald trump before the convention. so it throws everything into bait of chaos. >> okay. that is if he -- that is if -- >> if he loses both. >> loses both. what if trump wins both? >> if he wins both, it sends a message about florida and ohio. it also sends a message about the other races today. illinois, missouri, north carolina. he would probably do well. >> if he loses the polling, he's
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ahead significantly by, what, 20 points. >> in florida. absolutely. >> and tied with kasich in ohio. >> exactly. and i think it's the broader message you want to pay attention to. to date, trump has won less than 50% of the delegates out there. as of today, half the delegates will have been allocated. and if he does really well today, really what that means is that he's on a path. it's going to be very hard to stop him. the big question i think is what if he wins one and what if he loses another. which seems like the most likely outcome now with kasich doing potentially well in ohio. rubio not doing so well in florida. >> if he loses ohio because -- kasich in terms of his likability numbers, he's well liked as a governor in ohio. >> i think if he loses ohio, there are two interesting things that happen. the first is you've got probably the clearest -- the clearest pool of candidates that we've had. you've got kasich who clearly sits on one end of the spectrum. he is the -- the establishment choice or the moderate choice. you've got cruz who is the true conservative, as he says, and
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this phenomenon that is trump. gives voters a clear choice. what it also means, though, is that trump is likely not going to have enough delegates if kasich wins ohio. trump is likely to not have enough delegates to win the nomination before the convention. >> where cruz could get some delegates today would be in those proportional states that we're dealing with, illinois, missouri, and north carolina? >> yeah. it seems clear at this point that cruz is fighting for second place. it seems nearly impossible that he can get enough delegates to actually win the nomination. so the ultimate question becomes when we get to the convention is what role can he play as the second-place finisher and how strong a hand does he have to play. >> yeah. and that being the question. what happens to the delegates when one of the candidates drops out? >> well, i think this is where it gets interesting. if they actually drop out, their delegates become uncommitted. >> okay. say -- santa fe rubio drops out in florida after today if he doesn't win florida, he has 163 delegates so far.
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where would the delegates go? >> so they can go anywhere. >> okay. >> some of these delegates were originally committed to rubio because they had to be committed to the candidate before they were allocated. some of them could go -- could have been -- could have supported anybody to begin with. so it's really fair game. i think the interesting thing is is when these guys actually drop out. i think there's a case to be made that you stay in the race, keep your delegates if you think it's going to be a contested convention. then you've got power at the convention to help decide where you're delegates go. >> is it up to the candidate to hold those delegates to determine where those votes eventually go? >> they don't control. >> okay. >> they obviously have a lot of influence. what often happens is when a candidate endorses somebody else, delegates will shift to that other candidate. and given the fact that all bets are off in this campaign, you might want to stick around until the convention and see, see what you can do. >> what happens. michael meslansky, thank you very much for joining us. all bets off in this one. abbey? >> that is very true. thank you very much. the time is currently five
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double-digit lead over marco rubio in his home state. >> yeah. ouch. so what are the voter thinking? let's ask anna kooiman. she's there, she's live at chester's restaurant in palm beach. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, heather and abbey. good morning to all of you at home. yep, i'm lucky enough to have coffee with some brand-new friends in the sunshine state. my new friend, nancy, is a trump fan. why do you support the businessman? >> i support trump because i feel that he is looking out for the middle class. and i'm really grateful that someone is actually doing it and listening to the people. i'm hoping that the elite within the gop will also listen to the people. >> reporter: initially you said you liked who? >> i liked jeb bush very much. a decent, good man. and he did very well for florida for many, many years. i really am sorry that he left so early. here we are, and i think we need to back the person in the front of the line. >> reporter: you think it's
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time? >> i think it's time. >> reporter: okay. thank you very much. and another friend of mine. sir, tell me your name and who you're supporting. >> jeff litman, and i'm supporting governor kasich. >> reporter: why is that? >> mr. obama said when he won the election that elections matter and they have consequences. my interpretation of that is he's led from one side, disregarding half of the country. i want somebody who's got executive experience and will represent all americans, not just half of us. >> reporter: great. any other reasons? >> no. i think he's solid. i think he'll make the right kinds of compromises which you have to make in that position. >> reporter: and you think he's going to take ohio? >> i certainly hope he will take m not a pollster. but -- and i'm not -- i don't know that that will propel him into the office. that's what i would like to see. >> reporter: okay. thank you very much. and coming up on "fox & friends," we'll be talking to a lot more people over the blueberry pancakes which i hear here at testa's is the best dish to get. looking ford that. back to you.
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