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Dems aim for 2008-ish turnout in 2010

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.