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Progressive group says sporadic voters key to Democrats pre-Election Day gains

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Florida Democrats could have sporadic and first time voters to thank for high pre-Election Day turnout. As of Monday afternoon, more than 6.4 million Floridians have already voted. State records show more than 2.56 million Democrats have voted, compared to 2.47 million Republicans. Democrats now lead Republicans in pre-Election Day totals by more than 88,000 votes. “On the eve of Election Day, Florida sits in uncharted electoral waters thanks to the record-breaking number of votes already cast during the vote-by-mail…

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In Ybor City, Charlie Miranda and Mike Suarez denounce Trumpism

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Tampa City Council members Mike Suarez and Charlie Miranda took time out Wednesday to praise how Tampa has always been a beacon for immigrants, and how Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric on Latinos threatens what Ronald Reagan once called “that city on a hill.” “Donald Trump does not understand what it’s like to be an American,” Suarez said, speaking at the Blind Tiger Cafe in Ybor City. “He does not respect the institutions that we cherish as Americans. “Without those institutions, we wouldn’t have that essential opportunity in order…

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Democratic-leaning For Our Future sees bright spot with get-out-the-vote effort in Florida

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Republicans may have a slight advantage in voter turnout so far through mail-voting and early voting, but a coalition of get-out-the-vote groups led by For Our Future said a deep-dive look at the numbers has them encouraged. In particular, progressive campaigners are hyping their greater success in getting sporadic voters — those who probably can’t be counted on to vote — to vote. The issue is whether the across-the-board increases in early voting in Florida means new and additional voters, or simply…

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MoveOn targets Marco Rubio over support of Donald Trump

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Two progressive organizations are hitting Marco Rubio for not distancing himself from Donald Trump. MoveOn.org and For Florida’s Future launched a new digital ad campaign using Rubio’s words against him. The 20-second spot, called “Marco Trumpo,” shows footage of Rubio saying Floridians need to do their part to make sure Donald Trump wins the election. The ad then shows footage of the GOP nominee talking about his plans to stop people from other countries from coming in to the United…

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NextGen Climate, For Florida’s Future lead nationwide anti-Trump day of action

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Today, as Donald Trump prepares to accept the Republican presidential nomination, Floridians from Tampa to Miami joined NextGen Climate and For Florida’s Future to send a simple message: “Dump Trump.” The events held today in downtown Tampa, at Miami’s Freedom Tower, at Trump’s Doral Golf Course and Trump’s Sunny Isle Palace and International properties, were part of a nationwide day of action joining thousands of Americans and dozens of simultaneous events across the country to stand against the looming nominee’s…

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