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Before the First Major Primary Test: An Inside Look at the Florida Democratic Party’s Unprecedented Build-Up for Eventual Nominee

On the day of the Iowa Caucuses, the first major test of the Democratic presidential primary, the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) highlights the infrastructure it is building for the eventual Democratic nominee’s Florida campaign.

FDP has learned from its previous mistakes and has aggressively developed a campaign capable of defeating Trump — long before a Democratic nominee is chosen. In the 2016 election, FDP did not hire and train a field team until after the convention in July. This year, there are already over 50 people on the field team.

Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement:

“Today is the first major test in the Democratic Presidential primary, but the Florida Democratic Party has been laying the groundwork for our eventual nominee for more than a year.”

Chair Rizzo continued: “Donald Trump has put children in cages, gone to court to destroy the Affordable Care Act, and passed a massive tax cut for the rich on the backs of the middle class. We cannot afford another four years of his presidency, and we are taking nothing for granted in 2020. Florida is the most critical battleground state in the country and we are already hard at work building the infrastructure needed to flip Florida blue.”


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