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DCCC targets black voters in 13th Congressional District



The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Thursday will take a final run at black voters to get them to the polls in support of Charlie Crist.

The recently redrawn Pinellas County congressional district has added predominantly black neighborhoods in Midtown, Childs Park and other southern St. Petersburg neighborhoods.

The ads will feature President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama urging black voters to cast ballots for Crist and Orlando area Democrat Stephanie Murphy, who is running in the 7th District.

Here's an excerpt from President Obama:

" We have the opportunity to build on all the progress we’ve made, to fight for the issues you and I believe in. I’m doing everything I can to make sure our Democrats all around the country have what they need to win, and that’s why I need you. I need you to vote. I need you to make sure your friends, family and neighbors vote."

The African-American vote has become a flashpoint in the race between Crist and incumbent Republican David Jolly. 

On Wednesday, Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon, visited St. Petersburg where he appeared with Crist. 



[Last modified: Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:01pm]


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