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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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Hillary Clinton campaign fundraising off Jennifer Lopez GOTV concert

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Want a backstage pass to see Jennifer Lopez in Miami on Saturday? All it takes is a $5,000 contribution to support the “Hillary Victory Fund.” According to an invitation to the event, supporters who give $5,000 per person will receive VIP seating, backstage passes and a photo with Lopez. In an email Friday, Chris Korge said he expects the event to “be a lot of fun” and encouraged friends to get out and vote. “Remember go out and vote early…

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Jon Bon Jovi to hold GOTV event for Hillary Clinton in Tampa on November 5

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Eight years ago, comedian Chris Rock cracked jokes in East Tampa on the Saturday before the election to drive out voters to support Barack Obama three days later. This time around, rocker Jon Bon Jovi will be performing in Tampa, trying to entice voters to the polls to vote for Hillary Clinton. The Clinton campaign announced Tuesday the New Jersey musician — best known these days for his performance in ads for DIRECTV — will host a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) for Clinton’s “Love Trumps Hate”…

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African-American coalition ad buy in black press pushes voting

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A coalition of three groups is urging African-American voters to “make a plan to vote” in the Nov. 8 election, with a $20,000 ad buy in Florida’s black press and on the internet. The initial ads unveiled Tuesday by the coalition of the National Congress of Black Women, Stop The Violence & Embrace, and For Our Future, makes no partisan or issue position statements. They depict black voters casting votes, with the message, “We’ve made history before — let’s do…

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Tampa Bay for Bernie holding 2-day music fest to get out the vote

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Tampa Bay for Bernie, a local grassroots group campaigning for Bernie Sanders, is hosting a two-day music festival this weekend to get people registered to vote and change or update their voter registration. The deadline to do any of those things is Feb. 16. This deadline is crucial for presidential campaigns in Florida because the state holds closed primaries. That means only registered Democrats can vote in the Democratic Primary, and only Republicans can vote in the GOP Primary. Sanders…

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GOTV mailpieces from Scott Wagman, Bill Foster

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If your mailbox is like mine, it’s probably stuffed like a Christmas turkey with mail from candidates looking to Get Out the Vote. Here are the GOTV pieces from Scott Wagman and Bill Foster: No way, Equality Florida and the Stonewall Democrats and Linda Lerner…who’d have thunk it? Nice airbrushing of that shiny dome, Wags. Like so much of his campaign, very earnest, but a little underwhelming, if not also graphically sloppy. Basically, these two mailpieces represent about $10,000 being…

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