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Florida Republicans Kick Off 2018 Ground Game with National Day of Action

Taryn Fenske - April 15, 2018

GOP volunteers from all over Florida took to the streets Saturday as part of the National Day of Action, the Republican National Committee’s first big ground game event of the year. Working in conjunction with the Republican Party of Florida, there were 34 training events across the state that brought out hundreds of volunteers for training and doors knocking. 

“This is our first major push of the 2018 cycle, and we couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out,” said Taryn Fenske, the RNC’s Communications Director in Florida. “Events like this are how we build out our infrastructure for November, and how to ensure we Senator Nelson packing.”

Saturday’s message was simple: if you like the tax cut you got in December, vote Republican in November. Florida Democrats have made it absolutely clear that repealing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would be one of their first orders of business should they take the House in 2018. 

For all the talk of a building blue wave, Republicans have a major breakwater in place – historic fundraising, and major investments in our data and field operations.

"This year alone in Florida we’ve put more than 1,000 people through our intensive Republican Leadership Institute program,” she said. In In Florida, over sixty paid ground staffers are busy training the party’s volunteer army as quickly as they can. Those graduates form the core of neighborhood-based teams then add layers and grow as the cycle progresses. When crunch time arrives this fall, RPOF and RNC will have thousands of trained volunteers ready to knock on doors in their own neighborhoods. 

Since 2012, the RNC has invested more than $200 million in data. For Florida, that means campaigns armed with the most up to date information possible.

Florida Quick Facts:

  • Florida has officially hired over 60 permanent field staff, including 21 Regional Field Directors and 40 Field Organizers.
  • Team Florida has knocked over 140,000 doors so far this year with 11,000 yesterday.
  • This is the most people the RNC has ever had on the ground at this point in a cycle in party history.

 


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