Elections

Clinton staying away from Florida - for now

Florida Democrats are ready for Hillary, even if Hillary Clinton is not yet ready for them.

“In my 35 years in politics I’ve never seen anything like it. Every day my email box is filled, people asking, ‘How do I get involved, how do I help?’” said Alan Clendenin of Tampa, vice chairman of the Florida Democratic Party and leader of Florida’s Ready for Hillary committee, which has spent more than a year raising money and signing up volunteers.

The Clinton team is in no rush to start organizing and campaigning in America’s biggest swing state, even though Barack Obama’s re-election campaign started at this point four years ago. But Clinton supporters are aggressively raising money and nearly unanimous that she can win the state even if Republicans nominate Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio.

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