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To: Kenny Bunk

Though I would not be surprised if Alan Grayson (D) won the seat, it is not an automatic safe seat for the dems. It is a heavily democratic area but it is also heavily hispanic and John Quinones (R), Grayson’s opponent, has been elected to portions of that district quite a few times and is known and liked by the hispanics.

They would like one of their own representing them.

This district is not 50% African American. A black candidate would lose big time.

8 posted on 07/20/2012 12:30:19 AM PDT by Waryone
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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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