Americas
Florida's highway to political 'heaven'
The I-4 corridor has more independent US voters than anywhere else in key state.
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2012 23:09

The I-4 corridor, an east to west road with more independent voters along its expanses than anywhere else in the key battleground state of Florida, has been called the 'highway to heaven' for US politicians.

Passing through cities like Orlando, trailer parks and farmland, the highway stretches across an incredibly diverse population, dividing the mainly Republican north from the predominantly Democratic south.

With 29 electoral votes at play, wooing Florida, and the voters along the I-4, has become particularly important for politicians as they spend millions of dollars reaching out to the area's residents.

Andy Gallacher reports from Florida.

92

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Assam officials upset that WWII-era Stillwell Road won't be used in transnational highway linking four Asian nations.
Informal health centres are treating thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey, easing the pressure on local hospitals.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Wastewater ponds dot the landscape in US states that produce gas; environmentalists say they’re a growing threat.
China President Xi Jinping's Mongolia visit brings accords in the areas of culture, energy, mining and infrastructure.
join our mailing list