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Both Presidential Campaigns Confident in a Florida Win


Both presidential campaigns are positioned to work up to the last minute to earn your vote – if you’ve not already voted.

Florida is a statistical toss up in the presidential race and both campaigns are confident they’ll win the state.

Ashley Walker is state director for the Obama campaign.

“We’re going to finish strong. We believe we can win this state,” said Ashley Walker, state director of the Obama campaign. “It’s a neck and neck race. This is the race that we expected at this point and did not take anything for granted and we’re going to fight for every last vote here in Florida.”

You can expect same intensity from the Romney campaign.  

“That last 72 hours there can be a shift as dramatic as 1 to 3 points,” said Brett Doster, a senior advisor to the Romney campaign in Florida. “If that shift occurs in the wrong way, it can be the difference between a blowout or a nail bitter and so we’re confident that we’re on a trajectory to win.”

And election experts are confident that there will be long lines on Election Day due to the extra-long ballot.

Bobbie O’Brien has been a Reporter/Producer at WUSF since 1991. She reports on general news topics in Florida and the Tampa Bay region.
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