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Strong supporter: If President Barack Obama was looking for a lift in Florida, he got one from Scott Van Duzer. The 46-year-old, 6-foot-3 Republican gave Obama a bear hug, raising him off the ground as Obama marveled at the man’s strength – and enthusiasm. Van Duzer owns the Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant, where Obama stopped on Sunday during a Florida bus swing in Fort Pierce. As he entered, Obama admired Van Duzer’s biceps, saying “Look at these guns!” Of his embrace, Van Duzer said, “I was overwhelmed when I saw him.” He said Obama had his vote. (Associated Press)
Strong supporter: If President Barack Obama was looking for a lift in Florida, he got one from Scott Van Duzer. The 46-year-old, 6-foot-3 Republican gave Obama a bear hug, raising him off the ground as Obama marveled at the man’s strength – and enthusiasm. Van Duzer owns the Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant, where Obama stopped on Sunday during a Florida bus swing in Fort Pierce. As he entered, Obama admired Van Duzer’s biceps, saying “Look at these guns!” Of his embrace, Van Duzer said, “I was overwhelmed when I saw him.” He said Obama had his vote. (Associated Press)

 

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