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Candidates jockeying for black voters

At a campaign stop with Democrat Jim Davis in Daytona Beach, Democratic state Rep. Joyce Cusack said she is concerned about polls that show his Republican rival winning significant support from black voters.

Two recent surveys showed Charlie Crist picking up 15 percent of black voters, an unusually high percentage for a Republican.

"We're not getting our story out,'' Cusack said, as her constituents ate barbecue in a local gymnasium. "We need to shout it from the rooftops.''

To read Beth Reinhard's column on the importance of the black vote in the governor's race, click here.