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Miami Young Republicans voter outreach campaign targets youth, Hispanics

The group is looking to hand the Sunshine State to Donald Trump once again.

The Miami Young Republicans have announced a campaign to reach out to Hispanic and young voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election in an effort to hand the Sunshine State to Donald Trump once again.

“We are launching what will be the largest effort in history in engage with young voters and the Hispanic community in greater Miami to ensure President Trump’s re-election,” said Armando Ibarra, the group’s president.

“We must continue strengthening our economy, defend the working class from Chinese abuses, help the Cuban and Venezuelan people achieve freedom, and fight against the extremism and socialism of the Democratic Party.”

The two demographics being targeted by the group aren’t likely to give Trump majority support in 2020. But a sizable minority would go a long way in securing his re-election.

A recent Quinnipiac poll had Trump trailing in several hypothetical match-ups against potential Democratic candidates. Those results showed Trump well behind with both young voters and Hispanics.

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In those six match-ups, Trump earned between 27 and 32 percent of the vote from those aged 18 to 34. Hispanic voters were slightly warmer to Trump, giving him support ranging from 33 percent to 40 percent.

Trump netted 33 percent support from Hispanics in the 2016 election against Hillary Clinton. Quinnipiac’s results show there’s potential for growth on the front.

And that demographic will be key in Miami and across the state of Florida.

The Miami Young Republicans announced their voter outreach initiative at a May 30 reception featuring Trump 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Parscale. That event took place in Little Havana at the Miami Dade College Koubek Memorial Center.

The group says more than 140 people attended the event. That was followed by a trip to St. Augustine, where the organization attended the Florida Federation of Young Republicans annual convention.

The Miami Young Republicans was awarded the “Club of the Year” award at that event.

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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