Jimmy Buffett Rallies Tallahassee Voters As Early Numbers Come In

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band brought some beach style filled to the campaign of a candidate for Deputy Gwen Graham on Wednesday.

Less than a week until November 4 General Election, the over-40 victim of fate lit a Hawaiian shirt and lei-festooned crowd of more than 500 in Tallahassee.

“It’s pretty simple, enemy of the ocean or the great Gwen Graham,” said Buffett standing with his father Bob Graham and Graham before playing. “A great family of the Florida public officials and that’s why I’m here.”

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Graham faces Rep. Steve Southerland R-Panama City to represent Second Congressional District of Florida in what has become one of the most heated House races nationwide. Southerland seeking his third term.

Buffett, who dropped several references in his songs Graham Wednesday is the latest in a list of stars intervened by Graham campaign to support and encourage early voting in recent weeks. Swimming and early voting numbers are analyzing the race has only gotten hotter.

Southerland and Graham have both urged people to vote early. As of Wednesday, 83,800-more than 32,000 voters Republicans, Democrats and 43,000 other 8,000 members of the party – had already voted by mail or early entire 14-county Panhandle, according to the state Division of Elections.

At 5 pm on Wednesday, 21.6 percent of registered Republicans, 18.23 percent of Democrats and 9.61 percent of independent voters have cast their vote in the district.

In their counties of origin Bay and León, bastions of Republican and Democratic voters, the numbers show a high participation in their respective parties.

At Southerland Bay County, more than 20,000 voters have been to the polls, for a total of 12,156 Republicans and Democrats and others 5867 2,094 party members.

In Leon County, where Graham and Democrats expect a high turnout, more than 32,000 voters have cast votes, 18,521 of them Democrats, 10 Republicans and 774 other 3,573 party members.

With Graham’s campaign this week promoting higher voting numbers compared to 2010, Southerland’s campaign noted that some conservative counties within the district, Bay, Gulf and Wakulla, early voting began five days later than the other 11 counties.

“A former agent of politics as Gwen Graham should know better than to ignore all the information,” wrote campaign manager Southerland Lucas Strickland in an email. “She also forgot to mention that Republican district wide are turning to the polls in higher percentages than Democrats.”

Strickland said the test will come on Tuesday.

“We are confident that the pulse intensity and voter remains with us and be the difference maker on Election Day,” he wrote.

As mentioned early campaigns turnout as positive signs in their careers, numbers have an inherent risk, said Democratic National Committee member Jon Ausman.

“The problem is we have an interpretation of party registration Panhandle” Ausman said. “There are a number of Democrats who registered for years, but actually vote Republican so there is some risk in using straight party lines in the Panhandle.”

Evan Power, GOP vice president Leon County, agreed that while Democrats voters can show a benefit party and are resulting in a greater number before November 4, many cannot vote for Democrats on the ballot.

“Some of these votes are not party line votes,” Power said. “These are remnants of the days of blue dog”.

Power added that Democrats voting on the largely rural district for more than other parts of the state Republicans and most Republicans hold out until Election Day to hit the polls.

All are determining factors in what has become a tight race.

“If Bay performs well and we held our own in León, which gives a Steve advantage,” Power said.

Southerland and Graham have also requested a combined total of $ 6,040,000 in campaign contributions. The political tinder was $ 7,130,000 in money flowing out of the race as television commercials and Mailer.

Ausman said the tone of the ads has pushed the number of voters statewide nearly 50 percent in the last three midterm elections. Before that, the average share of about 58 percent.

“The reason that there has been a tremendous fall is negative publicity and spending outside have really become so dominant,” he said. “I do not think it will be as big of an impact. Angry or scared can also get to vote.”

Original Story

If you do not have a ticket that does not have a front seat for the Jimmy Buffett concert in support of Gwen Graham and early voting tonight.

Buffett played at The Moon in Tallahassee to a full house. Campaign announced last week the singer Graham join her on the campaign and distributed free tickets on a first come, first served basis.

Graham is a challenge Rep. Steve Southerland R-Panama City to represent Second Congressional District of Florida in what has become one of the most heated House races nationwide.

With early voting underway and less than a week before the November 4 election day, the race has only gotten hotter.

Both have urged people to vote early with thousands of early voting in the 14 counties of the Panhandle District.

Across the 14-county Panhandle, 83,800-more than 32,000 voters Republicans and Democrats 43000 – and to vote, either by early voting or by mail, according to the state Division of Elections. However, it is unclear whether they voted in the CD2 race.

In their counties of origin Bay and León, bastions of Republican and Democratic voters, the numbers show a high participation in their respective parties.

At Southerland Bay County, more than 20,000 voters have cast votes, for a total of 12,156 Republicans and Democrats and others 5867 2,094 party members.

In Leon County, where Graham and Democrats expect a high turnout, more than 32,000 voters have cast votes, 18,521 of them Democrats, 10 Republicans and 774 other 3,573 party members.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Southerland joined last week in Tallahassee for a rally of early voting and to support fellow Republican.

Rubio also had the opportunity to interact Graham Democratic leaders in Washington, which has been a focus of Southerland and Democrats. Graham, would be “a loyal Democrat who would go to Washington and support the Obama agenda that has brought us to this point,” Rubio said.

Former President Bill Clinton, who has been campaigning for Democrats across the country, joined Graham in Florida A & M University for a rally on Sunday.

Clinton perfected in the campaign slogan Graham working across the aisle in what she has repeatedly called a “bad state Congress.”

“The other reason is important to vote for her is that you know you will be working with someone with a good idea to help you have a better future,” Clinton told the crowd at FAMU.

Both have also requested a combined total of $ 6.04 million in campaign contributions. The political tinder was $ 7,130,000 in money flowing out of the race as television commercials and Mailer.

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