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Video: RNC on Obama's uphill Fla challenge




The RNC has a new video out taking issue with Obama campaign manager Jim Messina's argument that the president has multiple paths to 270 electoral votes and a second term.

"....Messina’s “Florida Path” to 270 requires Obama to win Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Florida itself is an uphill battle, and Obama is likely to lose at least one of the other three states, as I pointed out above. In Florida, Obama has a senior problem. Twenty-seven percent of Florida voters are 65 or over, and nearly 6 in 10 in that key constituency disapprove of the president’s job performance.  Moreover, Republicans had big gains in the Sunshine State in 2010—the governorship, the state chief financial officer, and four U.S. House seats.This map is just wishful thinking for Democrats..."

[Last modified: Friday, February 24, 2012 10:00am]


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