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RNC boasts of FL ground game, 7m voter contacts

While Democrats have out-registered Republicans 200k-44k in Florida (and lead by 5% points on the voter rolls), the Republican National Committee says it's not resting lightly. From a press release:

Tampa – Today the Republican National Committee announced that volunteers and staff across Florida have made 7 million voter contacts to date during the presidential election cycle.  At a phone bank event in Ft. Myers, volunteer James Stewart made the call to mark the 7 millionth contact.  Mr. Stewart is a dedicated volunteer in the Ft. Myers area who frequently makes phone calls and knocks on doors on behalf of America’s Comeback Team – Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.  Mr. Stewart was a Major in the Army in the Pacific Theater of WWII and is 95 years old.  After making the call, supporters and volunteers congratulated Mr. Stewart, as did RNC Chairman Reince Priebus who called Mr. Stewart and volunteers to thank them from Washington.


“I spend my time helping out at the Victory Office because I know we can’t afford 4 more years like the last 4 years,” said James Stewart, who made the 7 millionth voter contact.  “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have a plan to get our economy back on track by creating 12 million jobs, protecting and strengthening Medicare for myself and future generations, and standing strong for our fighting men and women overseas.  I’m proud to have made the 7 millionth voter contact, and will continue to spend my time making phone calls and knocking on doors to help put Mitt Romney in the White House.”

The Republican National Committee has made 10 times more phone calls in Florida in 2012 than at this time in 2008 and has knocked on 67 times more doors than at this point four years ago.