Biden Puts Bullseye on Florida

( – Assuring that he is utterly desperate to obtain support in as many red states as possible. Biden’s reelection campaign recently declared its intention to flip Florida, targeting former President Donald Trump’s home.

Campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez stated in a memo that investing in Florida is crucial for the Biden campaign’s path to securing 270 electoral votes. While Trump secured victory in the Sunshine State in 2020 with over 51 %, Biden obtained 48 %.

“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 emphasized.

Chavez Rodriguez highlighted that the Biden campaign has enlisted three operatives to lead the effort in Florida. Additionally, the state was included in both fall and spring ad campaigns, with expenditures of $25 million and $30 million, respectively.

She also underscored the campaign’s focus on Latino outreach, given Florida’s sizable Cuban, Venezuelan, and Puerto Rican communities.

She described Florida as a state where President Biden has a compelling story of results, Trump and Rick Scott’s extreme agenda is making Floridians’ lives worse, and the Democratic coalition is growing and energized.”

Chavez Rodriguez pointed out that abortion would be a significant issue in Florida, following a state Supreme Court ruling implementing a six-week ban effective May 1. Democrats see abortion rights as a winning issue in 2024, particularly after the midterms following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

“This new, extreme abortion ban – one that Donald Trump personally paved the way for – will now amount to a ban for the entire Southeast. Women in need of reproductive care throughout the region now face a choice between putting their lives at risk or traveling hundreds or thousands of miles to get care,” she said.

She labeled Florida as “Ground Zero for Trump’s MAGA Blueprint,” and stressed issues such as book bans, easy access to firearms, rising housing costs, and low health insurance coverage, citing The Commonwealth Fund.

The Biden campaign is also eyeballing North Carolina for a potential November flip. Trump narrowly won the state in 2020, which prompted Biden to include it in his tour of battleground states last month.

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