Monday, June 6, 2016

Donald Trump Looms As Potential Down-Ballot Disaster For Some Republicans

By Tampa Bay, June 04, 2016 

TALLAHASSEE — Donald Trump looms as a liability for Florida Republican candidates in competitive local elections — especially in Miami-Dade, the state's most diverse county.

More than half of Miami-Dade voters are Hispanic, and some of them were estranged from the Republican Party long before Trump came along and began hurling insults at Mexicans while insisting that "the Hispanics love me." Four years ago, Mitt Romney lost Miami-Dade to President Barack Obama by 208,000 votes — a gap nearly three times greater than Romney's statewide defeat.

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