GOP Official: Winner of Florida Straw Poll Will Be GOP Nominee

Just days ahead of Florida's straw poll, Florida's Republican Party Communications Director Brian Hughes explained to "Power Play Live" host Chris Stirewalt just how big the sunshine state showdown really is.

"The winner of the Presidency 5 straw poll is going to be the Republican nominee," Hughes said.

He also explained the difference between his state's contest and the Iowa Straw Poll held in August. You can see the entire exchange below and catch Power Play Live each weekday at 1130am EDT at