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To: Waryone
The 3rd Congressional District is geographically diverse. Starting from the southern part of the district, it includes the Pine Hills area of the Orlando-Kissimmee Metropolitan Area with small pockets of African-American neighborhoods in the cities of Sanford, Gainesville, Palatka, and finally the larger African American communities of Jacksonville. Connecting these areas are regions which are sparsely populated - either expansive rural areas or narrow strips which are only a few miles wide.
Barack Obama received 73% of the vote in this district in 2008.

Reported Ethnicity: 38.4% White,
49.3% Black, 1.6% Asian,
8.0% Hispanic,
0.3% Native American,
0.2% other

Latest Census

Been represented by Corinne Brown since '93? We talkin' the same district. Grayson ran out of the 8th, a much more Republican oriented area.

10 posted on 07/20/2012 1:06:30 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (What Hawaii gave to Obama, was not what Obama gave to us.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

This new district Grayson is running to win is the 9th district. The 3rd district which carries the statistics you are showing is not part of this race. Barak did also win the 9th district area in 2008 but they were mostly hispanic votes. You have just chosen the wrong Florida district to profile.

Grayson’s race is in Central Florida. The district you are describing would be huge from Kissimmee to Gainesville to Jacksonville is many hundreds of miles in distance. District 9 is not that big. It goes from South Orange County through Osecola County and part of Lake County.

This map with the overlay of the congressional districts on the state should help.

You can plainly see that district 3 is in North Florida and district 9, the right district, is in Central Florida. It is a major hispanic district and not a black district at all.

12 posted on 07/20/2012 2:48:45 AM PDT by Waryone
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