Will Florida Ever Be a Battleground Again?

Are demographics electoral destiny? If so, the Republicans won't be gloating for too long.
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Florida has been the swingiest of swing states for multiple cycles—notably in 2000, when it was the ultimate electoral battleground. Democrats won the state in 2012 by a razor-thin 0.9 percentage point margin. And in this year’s gubernatorial race, incumbent Republican Rick Scott narrowly edged out former Democratic governor Charlie Crist.

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