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May 13, 2014


Florida Blocks the GOP Path to the White House

Jonathan Chait: "Florida encapsulates the demographic trap encircling the Republican Party. They have deeply alienated Latino voters there, and the first step in the party's elites' grand strategy to gain a hearing with them -- taking immigration policy off the table -- is nearly dead. Republicans right now would need a major electoral wave to win Florida, and without Florida, they have almost no viable path to prevail in a close election."

"And, of course, they could always catch that wave with a well-timed recession or some other major political boon. Failing that wave, they are staring down a presidential electorate where the odds look increasingly dire."












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