Booming Population Of Trump-Loving GOPers Offsets Florida’s Growing Puerto Rican Vote

Don Eaton sits in his golf cart adorned with Trump/Pence signs as he gets ready to leave the Republican Party offices in the Villages retirement community outside of Orlando, Florida on October 4, 2016. The Villages... Don Eaton sits in his golf cart adorned with Trump/Pence signs as he gets ready to leave the Republican Party offices in the Villages retirement community outside of Orlando, Florida on October 4, 2016. The Villages, predominantly Republican, has over 100,000 residents and could tip the scales in favor of Donald Trump in the battleground state of Florida. / AFP / RHONA WISE (Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 12, 2018 11:26 am

My dispatch from Orlando out today focused on Florida’s growing Puerto Rican population and the hard work local organizers are doing to teach post-Hurricane Maria arrivals about the mainland’s political system and candidates.

But there’s a countervailing trend in state politics equally important to the booming Puerto Rican and Latino population.

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