Florida Primary Brings Housing Crisis Front and Center

Housing promises to play a star role in the upcoming Florida primary

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[Read: Is Housing Headed Out of the Deep Freeze?]

That might not be such a popular stance in Florida, where almost 14 percent of loans—compared to Arizona's 3 percent and Nevada's 6 percent—face foreclosure, according to LPS Applied Analytics. But with new polls showing Gingrich up on Romney ahead of next week's primary—Romney's 24 point lead over Gingrich has shriveled to just 5 points, according to Gallup—housing seems to be the ammunition with which Romney hopes to humble Gingrich.

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