09.09.2012 [Politico (blog)] - Obama arrived at the Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Fla., at 2:55 p.m. There were only 10 customers at the time, but the owner, ScottVan Duzer, made up for the relatively empty shop. "Scott, what's going on man?" Obama shouted as
11.09.2012 [Tucson Citizen] - In a matter of minutes, ScottVan Duzer became the answer to a political trivia question: Who picked up President Obama during a 2012 campaign stop in Florida? Van Duzer also became an Internet target for Obama's critics. They took to the website Yelp
11.09.2012 [Times Herald-Record] - President Barack Obama gets a giant bear hug from ScottVan Duzer, left, owner of a pizza restaurant in Ft. Pierce, Fla. during Obama's surprise visit Sunday.The Associated Press. Jeremiah Horrigan. By Jeremiah Horrigan. Times Herald-Record. Published:
15.09.2012 [Huffington Post] - President Barack Obama holds a beer during a visit to Gator's Dockside restaurant in Orlando, Florida, on September 8, 2012 during the first day of a 2-day bus tour across Florida. AFP PHOTOS/SAUL LOEB
14.09.2012 [The Standard Digital News] - ScottVan Duzer, a 46-year-old, six-foot-three, 260-pound man, gave Obama a bear hug, raising him off the ground as Obama marveled at the man's strength. Van Duzer owns the Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant where Obama stopped on
14.09.2012 [Reuters] - For ScottVan Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Italian Restaurant in Palm Beach, Florida and a registered Republican, the answer may be no. Last weekend he gave President Barack Obama a bear hug; the embrace and photo made it clear who he
13.09.2012 [San Antonio Express] - President Barack Obama laughs before getting a bear hug from ScottVan Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza. Candidates are graded on their likability these days, but that's no way to choose a leader. Photo: DOUG MILLS, New York Times / NYTNS. President
09.09.2012 [PerezHilton.com] - 9/09/2012 4:20 PM ET | Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & True > Silly! > Politik > Barack Obama. fill-in-the-blank-barack-obama. As he's bear-hugged into the air by Big Apple Pizza owner ScottVan Duzer in Ft. Pierce, Florida, President Barack Obama is
14.09.2012 [Tampa Bay Business Journal (blog)] - ScottVan Duzer, already famous for lifting President Obama off his feet, probably thought that his role in electoral politics could not possible stretch any higher. Then, on Sept. 13, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist stopped by Van Duzer's Fort
12.09.2012 [The Associated Press] - ScottVan Duzer made headlines around the world when he lifted President Barack Obama off the floor in a weekend visit to his Fort Pierce restaurant, Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant. Van Duzer made a whirlwind New York media tour, but was
11.09.2012 [AFP] - ScottVan Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida, made headlines Sunday after he lifted Obama in the air as the two men greeted each other like old buddies during a campaign tour stop. Footage of the moment
12.09.2012 [The Associated Press] - Plenty of people also were taken aback by images of Obama being hoisted well off the floor when 46-year-old ScottVan Duzer enfolded him in a chest-to-chest bear hug on Sunday. Obama had stopped in at Van Duzer's pizza place in Fort Pierce, Fla
09.09.2012 [Palm Beach Post] - FORT PIERCE — Restaurant owner ScottVan Duzer was so excited about President Obama visiting his establishment this afternoon that he grabbed the president in a bear hug and lifted him off his feet at the Big Apple Pizza and Pasta restaurant.
12.09.2012 [The Associated Press] - Forty-six-year-old ScottVan Duzer was back behind the counter of his restaurant in Fort Pierce on Wednesday after a whirlwind New York media tour. Photos and videos of him lifting the president off the ground have drawn attention around the world. He
12.09.2012 [Palm Beach Post] - Charlie Crist was serious about wanting to meet presidential man-hug champion ScottVan Duzer. A few hours after expressing a desire to meet the Fort Pierce pizza parlor owner who hugged and lifted President Obama on Sunday, Crist showed up at Van
11.09.2012 [Tucson Weekly] - ScottVan Duzer, the owner of Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce, Florida, exuberantly hugged (and lifted) President Barack Obama this weekend during a campaign visit, and became an internet sensation because of it. Unfortunately for Van Duzer and Big
10.09.2012 [Inside NoVA] - President Barack Obama, right, is picked-up and lifted off the ground by ScottVan Duzer, left, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant during an unannounced stop, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Ft. Pierce, Fla. By: Jim Kuhnhenn/Thomas
10.09.2012 [Slate Magazine (blog)] - Obama is picked up by ScottVan Duzer during a visit to Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages. So voters finally seem to be moving, part of what's being called an Obama convention
10.09.2012 [Central Florida News 13] - The Lift Off: As Obama campaigned Sunday in Ft. Pierce, restaurant owner ScottVan Duzer was so excited about the president visiting his establishment that he grabbed the president in a bear hug and lifted him off his feet at his Big Apple Pizza and
10.09.2012 [scallywagandvagabond] - An enthusiastic Barack Obama supporter, Florida pizza owner ScottVan Duzer of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta in Ft.Pierce Florida was captured giving the President an overwhelming greeting when he unexpectedly dropped by. The photo taken by Doug Mills
10.09.2012 [Leadership Newspapers] - ScottVan Duzer, pizza parlor owner and blood donator, can bench press 350 pounds. So he had no trouble with the 6'1, 176-pound, skinny President Obama. Mr. Obama got a huge lift — literally — from the registered Republican during an unscheduled stop
11.09.2012 [National Journal (blog)] - 11) Florida pizzeria owner/President Obama hugger ScottVan Duzer, who says it's been "pretty crazy": "I didn't know I was going to hug the guy." 10) From The New Republic: "Meet Jonathan Dine, the Libertarian Who Could Swing the McCaskill-Akin Race.
12.09.2012 It is the most famous hug gone viral worldwide. ScottVan Duzer, a Florida Pizza owner, made international news on Sunday when he powerlifted President Obama off the ground in a back-cracking bear hug inside his business in Fort Pierce, ...