The arm of the Democratic party dedicated to keeping President Obama's 2008 campaign machine revved up is gearing up for 2010 amid predictions that it could be a low-turnout, mid-term election with bad results for Democrats.
Organizing for America's Florida director, Ashley Walker, said the group will be focused on getting at least a good chunk of the 1.1 million first-time voters in 2008 to the polls in November. Walker ticked off OFA's post-election accomplishments: pushing health insurance legislation in Congress with 200,000 petitions of support and 150 press events; helping to elect Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch in a special congressional election; and holding 30 campaign strategy sessions for 2010;
"This is our road map for keeping Florida blue,'' she said. OFA is holding dozens of kickoff events across the state tomorrow.