Abortion debate shows women key to Florida governor election | News-JournalOnline.com
The abortion debate may prove to be a critical factor in turnout for this Fall's election for Governor in Florida.
As was the case in 2008 and again 2012, women in Florida, along with Blacks and other voters of color, were central in the election and reelection of President Obama. The race for Governor may turn on these same constituent groups. The respectable edge among women voters currently enjoyed by Charlie Crist, added to a larger than normal turnout in the African American community can return Crist tot he Governor's seat.
The question is will these dependable constituent groups turn out, and turnout in huge numbers?
A number of leaders in women's groups are betting the abortion issue will energize and otherwise modestly excited female base.
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