Florida GOP celebrates seven officially blue counties turning red
The Republican Party of Florida is celebrating seven counties -- Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Hardee, Holmes, Pinellas, and Washington — that since January 2015 have gone from majority Democratic registration to majority Republican.
Except for Pinellas (we noted the trend in Pinellas a couple weeks ago), these are rural counties that have been voting Republican anyway in national elections, but it's still a welcome trend for the GOP and no doubt due largely to Donald Trump.
“The grassroots leaders of the Republican Party of Florida have been working overtime over the last year and a half getting this state ready to defeat Hillary and elect Republicans up and down the ticket in November," said state party chairman Blaise Ingoglia. "I have always maintained that a strong Republican party with a strong grassroots infrastructure is the key to winning elections. We remain committed to registering new voters to the GOP during this election cycle while training new volunteers and leaders who will join us in paving the road to the White House. Our message of opportunity is spreading far and wide, and counties are flipping from blue to red! The Republican Party of Florida would like to congratulate these county leaders for all of their hard work and dedication."