The chairwoman of Sarasota County's Democratic Party says the vice president's visit to Sarasota today shows how important the area is to the general election.
Rita Ferrandino, Chair of the Sarasota County Democratic Party, made the following statement regarding Vice President Joe Biden's visit today at the Municipal Auditorium:
"Vice President Biden's visit to Sarasota Wednesday is proof that the race for Florida - and for Sarasota County - is competitive."
"Sarasota has traditionally been a Republican stronghold. However, as the Republican Party continues to move dramatically to the right with its stance on rape, women's rights, health care, education and other issues, voters are shifting their allegiance. In fact, we expect to see more Republicans than ever voting for President Obama this year."
"Early reports show that Democrats are closing the gap in Early Voting and voting by absentee ballot this year. Joe Biden's visit should help boost that trend, and we are encouraging voters to Early Vote today to make sure their voice is heard."
Also check out Ferrandino's blog on Patch about Biden's vist.