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babylonsister

(171,037 posts)
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:50 AM Apr 2

Biden campaign announces it will target flipping Trump's Florida

Be still my heart!!

Biden campaign announces it will target flipping Trump’s Florida
by Alex Gangitano - 04/01/24 8:19 PM ET


President Biden’s reelection campaign announced Monday that it will aim to flip Florida, targeting the home of former President Trump.

Campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez said in a memo that investing in Florida is part of the Biden campaign’s pathway to 270 electoral votes. Trump won the Sunshine State in 2020 with more than 51 percent, compared to Biden’s 48 percent.

“Make no mistake: Florida is not an easy state to win, but it is a winnable one for President Biden, especially given Trump’s weak, cash-strapped campaign, and serious vulnerabilities within his coalition,” she said.


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https://thehill.com/homenews/4568696-biden-campaign-announces-it-will-target-flipping-trumps-florida/
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Biden campaign announces it will target flipping Trump's Florida (Original Post) babylonsister Apr 2 OP
Here's a tip superpatriotman Apr 2 #1
Do that in Texas too and there would never be another R pres TxGuitar Apr 2 #31
A noble aspiration calguy Apr 2 #2
The bigger factor might Bettie Apr 2 #5
Yup Johnny2X2X Apr 2 #6
Yeah, those red state-blue state maps are deceiving. CrispyQ Apr 2 #8
Hey CrispyQ, how can i get the hi-res image for that? 70sEraVet Apr 2 #30
I saved the image off of DU but if you google "land doesn't vote" you'll find other sources. -nt CrispyQ Apr 3 #35
I have been hoping to see Texas turn blue for two decades now. Lonestarblue Apr 2 #10
I'm hoping the same thing you're hoping calguy Apr 2 #7
Reproductive rights AND marajuana legalization will be on the ballot. CaptainTruth Apr 2 #11
well then maybe... just remember hrc going after states she wanted and not states she needed dembotoz Apr 2 #28
Or, it could be a feint by Biden Wednesdays Apr 2 #15
Excellent point calguy Apr 2 #16
I thought the same thing. Sky Jewels Apr 2 #19
Maybe edhopper Apr 2 #3
Either way I'm fine with it. Omnipresent Apr 2 #4
MAGA inexplicably gained with Florida Latinos the last 2 elections IronLionZion Apr 2 #9
Florida has 30 electoral votes. patphil Apr 2 #12
The little general duhhhhhSantis will do everything in his power to restrict voting and hand Florida to Trump. NoMoreRepugs Apr 2 #13
Great idea! lark Apr 2 #14
Yes! UCmeNdc Apr 2 #17
It's unlikely to work ScratchCat Apr 2 #18
This would be nice, unfortunately it seems that the state party in Florida is disorganized. Music Man Apr 2 #20
Good republianmushroom Apr 2 #21
Flip Texas too! ananda Apr 2 #22
Holy Shit yankee87 Apr 2 #23
I have friends in several parts of Florida.... SergeStorms Apr 2 #24
Rick Scott won his senate seat by less than 1% mcar Apr 2 #25
Every state going after reproductive rights should be a target... JT45242 Apr 2 #26
It looks like Obama's "50 state" strategy. The one that won TWICE in 2008 and 2012. 4lbs Apr 2 #27
Even if Biden doesn't win Florida TlalocW Apr 2 #29
Better he go after votes. I don't trust the electoral college or the supreme court. Autumn Apr 2 #32
And that would be so appropriate, my dear. Kath2 Apr 2 #33
Worth a try! calimary Apr 2 #34

superpatriotman

(6,247 posts)
1. Here's a tip
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:53 AM
Apr 2

Start putting money into local races from dog catcher to county commissioners.

That’s how the right took over many states, we can do exactly the same.

TxGuitar

(4,185 posts)
31. Do that in Texas too and there would never be another R pres
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 05:41 PM
Apr 2

Locking up TX, FL and CA makes the path a lot easier.

calguy

(5,295 posts)
2. A noble aspiration
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:59 AM
Apr 2

I do hope it's not a bust like in past elections when too many resources went into winning a difficult state and not enough resources left for winnable states like North Carolina, for instance.

I trust that they know more about it than I do, but still I wonder if Florida can be flipped this time around with all of DeStupid's people running the show.

Bettie

(16,079 posts)
5. The bigger factor might
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 09:25 AM
Apr 2

be the constitutional amendment about reproductive choice.

If people come out in the numbers they have in other states, it will make a difference.

Maybe.

Johnny2X2X

(18,975 posts)
6. Yup
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 09:34 AM
Apr 2

Direct PAC money to advertise for that ballot initiative.

I get a little miffed when posters here write off Florida and Texas as being "gone". Both of those states are barely red, they both are within reach. Trump beat Biden by 3 points in Fl and 6 in texas in 2020. Those are both close enough to flip. Florida should be a Blue state. And with abortion being directly on the ballot, it's got a great chance to flip in 2024.

CrispyQ

(36,425 posts)
8. Yeah, those red state-blue state maps are deceiving.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 10:16 AM
Apr 2

Show them this.



I love this image. I really ruffled some right wing feathers when I posted this on FB.

70sEraVet

(3,474 posts)
30. Hey CrispyQ, how can i get the hi-res image for that?
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 05:37 PM
Apr 2

Its a great visual for how 'Land' elects our Presidents!

Lonestarblue

(9,958 posts)
10. I have been hoping to see Texas turn blue for two decades now.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 10:43 AM
Apr 2

US House seats are a lock for Republicans because of extreme gerrymandering, which also keeps the state legislature in their control. I had hopes for this election to finally see Ted Cruz shown the exit door until the state took over Houston’s elections administration. I think Houston has the largest number of Democratic voters in the state, and it is highly likely that Republicans will try to manipulate the vote to protect Cruz. Things like only one dropbox for mail ballots in a county with millions of voters can cause people not to vote. Conveniently losing new voter registrations helps. Forcing people to vote conditional ballots because of imaginary errors is probable, along with never counting those ballots.

This article is from 2023, but it reports on how the legislature passed laws to thwart Democratic dominance in Houston.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/28/us/texas-voting-laws-harris-county.html

Wednesdays

(17,321 posts)
15. Or, it could be a feint by Biden
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 11:37 AM
Apr 2

so that Smelvis and the GOP will throw money at Florida, leaving less money by them to send to other battleground states!

calguy

(5,295 posts)
16. Excellent point
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 11:42 AM
Apr 2

A nice option to have when you're raising more money than your opponent, and your opponent is siphoning off a good portion of his donations to pay for his personal legal expenses.

Sky Jewels

(7,024 posts)
19. I thought the same thing.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 11:53 AM
Apr 2

Even if they don’t flip it, the Russo-Fascist GQP will have to dump more money into it than they were expecting. Money that they don’t have because Fucko sucked it all up.

edhopper

(33,494 posts)
3. Maybe
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 09:09 AM
Apr 2

maybe not.
But there is also the strategy that since they have more money than Trump that this forces Trump to spend in Florida and hurts his spending in other States.

Omnipresent

(5,699 posts)
4. Either way I'm fine with it.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 09:21 AM
Apr 2

I’m just glad Florida wasn’t the deciding factor in 2020.
Instead, Florida threw its electoral votes in the trash last time by backing tfg.

IronLionZion

(45,380 posts)
9. MAGA inexplicably gained with Florida Latinos the last 2 elections
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 10:42 AM
Apr 2

we should be able to win them back. Trump's margin over Biden was 3.4%. His margin over Hillary was 1.2%

And COVID might have reduced some of Trump's dumbest voters.

Unfortunately Florida also has a Measles outbreak in unvaccinated school children. At some point people need to wise up.

patphil

(6,151 posts)
12. Florida has 30 electoral votes.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 10:59 AM
Apr 2

That's more than Georgia (16) and Arizona (11) combined.
Without Florida, I don't see any way Trump could beat President Biden.

ScratchCat

(1,977 posts)
18. It's unlikely to work
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 11:52 AM
Apr 2

Trump picked up more votes in Florida in 2020 than he did in 2016 and beat Biden by a larger margin than he did Clinton. This is due to the influx of right wingers from Blue/Purple States over the past ten years. It has only gotten worse over the past three years. The Florida Supreme Court decision now allows GOP women to go to the polls, vote straight Republican ticket and then check the box in favor of the Constitutional Amendment on women's reproductive rights. It will easily pass and it wont require Republican women to vote for one single Democrat to restore their rights.

Music Man

(1,184 posts)
20. This would be nice, unfortunately it seems that the state party in Florida is disorganized.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 12:29 PM
Apr 2

Turnout in Democratic areas in 2020 was disappointing. Everything I've read has indicated that Florida Democrats need to get their act together. Florida now carries more electoral votes than the reliable New York. Can't let this one slip away.

SergeStorms

(19,188 posts)
24. I have friends in several parts of Florida....
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 01:50 PM
Apr 2

who say they've never seen the political climate this bad. People are in each other's faces about supporting Trump, with Trump signs, flags, banners etc. everywhere. Not to mention everyone carrying concealed handguns everywhere. They say it's like the wild west down there, and they're seriously considering leaving the state altogether. I fled the state 20 years ago after I first retired. After 4 years I couldn't take it anymore. I can deal with the snow and cold temps easier than I can right-wing zealots, and this was twenty years ago! I can't imagine what it's like down there now.
I haven't set foot in that state since.

I think Florida is a going to be very difficult to turn blue. Just my opinion.

mcar

(42,279 posts)
25. Rick Scott won his senate seat by less than 1%
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 01:57 PM
Apr 2

With abortion rights and marijuana on the ballot, we have a better chance to prevail than I would have thought. We also have a newly revitalized Florida Democratic Party.

I have hope.

JT45242

(2,252 posts)
26. Every state going after reproductive rights should be a target...
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 02:32 PM
Apr 2

We can ignore the Dakota's, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho...but every other state should be in play because women vote.

Period

Go after the entire republican party over access to contraception and abortion. We should win across house, senate, and presidency

4lbs

(6,833 posts)
27. It looks like Obama's "50 state" strategy. The one that won TWICE in 2008 and 2012.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 03:33 PM
Apr 2

Even in states where you may not win, still campaign and target them, making your opponent spend precious resources (time and money) to keep what he already thinks he has. Since Dumpy the Clown and the RNC are running low on cash and time in Dumpy's case, that will be a double-whammy of a blast this year.

calimary

(81,139 posts)
34. Worth a try!
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:16 PM
Apr 2

If nothing else, it'd very likely cut donald's lead, maybe significantly. Every little bit helps!

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