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Convincing black folk to not vote for Charlie Crist now central to David Jolly’s re-election campaign

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With a week to go before Election Day, a shocking development has taken place in the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. According to several sources, there are black people in the district! Not only that, they may not all vote as a monolithic block. And, believe it or not, the Republican incumbent, David Jolly, is actually campaigning for the votes of black residents. “It’s stunning,” said one St. Petersburg-based political consultant who asked to remain anonymous because it’s easier to…

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Florida Dems’ claim big voter registration drive advantage; yet racial splits widening

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The Florida Democratic Party is reporting that more than 221,000 new Democratic voters have been added to the state’s voter rolls during the first eight months of this year – 20 percent more than the number of new Republicans. The gap is far wider among new voters who are black, Hispanic or reporting “other” races on their voter registrations, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the FDP. On the other hand, almost twice as many white people registered as Republicans than…

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As many African-Americans see it, there are 2 Ben Carsons

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Ayauna King-Baker loved Ben Carson‘s “Gifted Hands” memoir so much that she made her daughter Shaliya read it. So when Carson showed up in town to sign copies of his new book, King-Baker dragged the giggly 13-year-old along to the bookstore so they could both meet him. To King-Baker, Carson’s “up-by-your bootstraps” life story makes him a genuine celebrity worth emulating in the African-American community. But she’s also a Pompano Beach Democrat watching Carson rise in the Republican presidential polls.…

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Analysis: What’s up with Florida’s Hispanic vote?

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As Florida’s fastest growing demographic, the Hispanic vote is often the start – and end – of just about every discussion about politics in the Sunshine State. No matter how crucial that electorate is, strategist Steve Schale cautions that Hispanics are not a “silver bullet,” especially for Democrats. Schale’s latest blog post is the first of a series examining Florida’s “key voting blocs” in the lead-up to a potential “barnburner presidential contest.” For Schale, choosing Hispanics first was a no-brainer;…

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