Donald Trump rents Florida ground game, hires canvassers

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Donald Trump may have a plan to make America great again. But in terms of ground game, his Florida operation realizes volunteers aren’t enough.

With that in mind, Florida Grassroots is hiring canvassers throughout the state in eight major markets: Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.

Pay ranges from $18 to $25 an hour. The physical demands of a full-time role, which include the ability to walk up to seven miles in a given day, may prove daunting for some of Trump’s more sedentary supporters.

Candidates for open positions must have “support for Republican values,” a smartphone with data coverage, “good communications skills” and the “ability to handle dynamic situations and conversations.”

A.G. Gancarski has written a weekly column for Jacksonville’s Folio Weekly since 2003. His writings on politics, culture, and sport have appeared in the Washington Times, the Daily Caller, and the American Conservative. His radio and TV appearances include frequent contributions to WJCT-FM (Jacksonville’s Public Radio station); additionally, he has been a guest on Huff Post Live and the Savage Nation radio show. Gancarski can be reached at