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Why Florida is different for the GOP


The Republican primaries have traveled through Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Their next stop is Florida. Whether you have been following the progression of these debates and nomination contests or not, the fact is that Florida is a lot different than the previous three states.

Until now, the candidates have been competing against each other in smaller states – both in size and diversity. Here are the reasons why the Florida primaries are so important:

  • in 2008 1.9 million Republicans voted
  • Florida has a robust absentee and early voting program
  • voters can cast their ballots from the day of the South Carolina through Saturday (12/28)
  • the state is covered by 10 different media markets
  • at least 10 percent of the votes will be made by Latinos

Read more at the Washington Post.

About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.

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