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South Florida supporters of Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio gather to watch their speeches from the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
A room full of Mitt Romney supporters in South Florida were excited to hear him speak at the Republican National Convention Thursday night, especially small business owner Elham Denery.
"I believe in his views," Denery said.
Denery likes the presidential candidate, but she loves Senator Marco Rubio.
"I love him as a son," she said.
Frank Garcia called him fantastic.
"This is the best thing to happen for Hispanics," Garcia said.
Supporters of all ages, and even some pets, were at the Republican Party of Florida watch party eager to hear Rubio, who had the job of introducing presidential nominee Romney in prime time.
It's no surprise Rubio has a huge following in Florida. He graduated from South Miami High School, attended the University of Florida, and got a law degree from the University of Miami.
If that doesn't scream Florida, he is also married to a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader.
He started serving in the Florida House of Representative when he was just 28 years old. He's also written a book called "100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future."
"He's a straight shooter," Garcia said. "He's proven his record in Florida."
People at the Romney Victory Office in Palmetto Bay said Senator Rubio represents the American Dream, and they are convinced his party's ticket, Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan, will pave the way to a better future.
"We hope we make it to save the USA," Denery said.
The Republican Party of Florida is working out of the Romney Victory Office at 8950 SW 152nd Street. The office is open Monday through from Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.