Kevin Cate: 2014 Dem. gubernatorial nominee must be able to energize Miami-Dade and Hispanic voters

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It’s not too early to be talking about the 2014 Democratic primary for Governor, argues/warns Democratic strategist Kevin Cate.

One of the first lessons Cate believes Democrats must takeaway from the results of the 2012 elections is that the Democratic nominee must be able to energize Miami-Dade and Hispanic voters.

“Statewide, the nominee will have to maintain margins in Palm Beach, Broward, continue successful neutralization of Duval and slight margins in Hillsborough,” writes Cate. “But my first question to a potential 2014 candidate will still be: how are you going to energize Miami-Dade and Hispanic voters? If they can’t answer, they can’t win.”

More from Cate here.


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