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For Florida's Senior Voters, Election Is About More Than Medicare05:04Download

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Silas Simmons, 109, leaves a polling place after casting his ballot November 2, 2004 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Tim Boyles/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Silas Simmons, 109, leaves a polling place after casting his ballot November 2, 2004 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

“Sometimes I think there’s a perception that Florida is God’s waiting room,” Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith says about Florida voters. Although old voters make up only a quarter of the state’s electorate, they have a strong reputation because of their reliability. The issues they care about however, can’t be nailed down to just Social Security and Medicare.

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This segment aired on March 14, 2016.

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