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  •  Florida is rapidly becoming bluer (1+ / 0-)
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    At the federal level, Alan Grayson, Patrick Murphy and Joe Garcia defeated incumbent representatives and Lois Frankel was victorious in a nascent district.

    Hispanics are flowing into the I-4 corridor, which includes Orlando. A large percentage of these immigrants are Puerto Ricans, who are U.S. citizens who can vote right now.

    Republican Daniel Webster in District 10 won solely 51.8% of the votes in the corridor in 2012. With vigorous efforts to register Hispanics between now and 2014 and an commitment to get them to the polls on election day, Webster can be defeated as can Vern Buchanan of District 16 (Sarasota), who won 53.6% of the vote in 2012. Even Steve Southerland of District 2 (Tallahassee) can be defeated in 2014. He won 52.7% of the vote in 2012.

    State office holders in corresponding areas can also be defeated.

    •  Correction (0+ / 0-)

      Alan Grayson won in a red district, but the incumbent of District 9, Gus Bilirakis, did not run in the realigned district in 2012.

      •  The new FL-09 (0+ / 0-)

        Is very blue. Obama won it 62-37. Also, Grayson did not beat an incumbent—the seat was a brand-new seat created by reapportionment. He defeated Some Dude Todd Long, who was an utter no-hoper who raised no money.

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        by David Nir on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 07:57:36 PM PST

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        •  Read the correction (0+ / 0-)

          It states that Grayson did not defeat an incumbent.

          The previous District 9 was red. You are current that the current District 9 is blue.

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