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A Democrat won a low-turnout special election in a non-presidential year, the kind of contest that Democrats normally lose. She did it despite Republicans fielding a good candidate. And despite Republicans having cast more votes prior to election day than Democrats (and usually casting more on election day)
If Democrat Annette Taddeo wins with less money against the stronger organization of the Republican Party, it could be a sign of better times for Democrats. It would also test an anti-Trump strategy ahead of a 2018 election when the governor’s seat and all three Cabinet positions are open and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is up for re-election.
Nelson, who turns 75 on Sept. 29, has been around politics a very long time. For years he has been a unique species in Florida — the only statewide elected Democrat — and now he’s campaigning for a fourth, six-year Senate term.
“I wanted to call to remind you that voting is underway for a very important special election in your community,” Biden says in the 50-second recording to voters, which is a political ad paid for by Taddeo’s campaign.
Washington Democrats have begun an early attack on Republican members of Congress who voted for the American Health Care Act, with a Facebook ad campaigning targeting a those in a handful in relatively competitive districts, including five in Florida.
“The Democrats need to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and if they see this light, then they’re going to be energized. Their donors are going to be energized. The activists are going to be energized. And it’s going to create the perception that they’re on a roll…”
With Democrats around the country energized and ready to resist the Trump White House, the former President’s endorsement will galvanize the fired-up grassroots movement growing across the state