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The Republican Party of Florida announced in a Wednesday release that the party has flipped two counties, Polk and Volusia, that were once majority-Democrat to majority-Republican.
“For several election cycles, we have tirelessly worked to train and empower our grassroots leaders of the Republican Party because they are the lifeline to expanding our party,” state party chairman Blaise Ingoglia said in a release. “The momentum is building, and Polk and Volusia counties are continued proof that the RPOF remains hard at work, even during an off-year.”
In 2016, the Republican candidate for president, Donald Trump, beat the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, by 14 points in Polk County. In Volusia County, the margin was 13 points.