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From defense spending to Cuba to Haiti to immigration, Florida is a foreign-policy state

Just 90 miles from a state sponsor of terrorism. Awash in military spending. Teeming with Latin American exiles and pro-Israel voters.

Florida couldn’t be a more apt spot to talk foreign policy, the topic of the third and final presidential debate Monday night in Boca Raton.

Obama, who won the previous debate, according to a CNN poll, started losing Florida after he was walloped in the first one by Romney, a Miami Herald poll showed.

This debate is likely to dwell on Syria, Iran, Israel and the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, that caught the Obama administration flatfooted and embarrassed officials who suggested early on that it wasn’t terrorism-related.

But in Florida, which has 15 deepwater ports that benefit from Latin American trade, foreign policy is about all that and more:

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Peter Schorsch

Previewing and live-blogging the final presidential debate.

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