Monday, September 8, 2014

Same as it ever was: South Florida must vote if Dem is to win... |

From George Bennet's column in the Palm Beach Post:
Aaronson [former County Commissioner Burt Aaronson] was part of a parade of speakers who told Democratic activists Thursday that gubernatorial nominee Crist needs to win by lopsided margins in the Democratic strongholds of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties if he hopes to prevail statewide against Republican Gov. Rick Scott in November.
“In South Florida, it’s not as much about persuasion,” said Broward County Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar, who ventured north of the Hillsboro Canal to fire up Palm Beach County Dems. “Yes, there are independents in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade. And yes we have to work them. But in South Florida, this is a base-vote election. We have to turn out (Democratic) numbers. If South Florida votes, Charlie Crist and Annette Taddeo are elected.”
Palm Beach County Democratic Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo has set a goal of a 100,000-vote victory margin for Crist in Palm Beach County. In 2010, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink carried the county by 71,788 votes en route to a narrow statewide loss. In 2006, Democrat Jim Davis won the county by 78,668 votes while losing statewide to then-Republican Crist.