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Fried Talks Turning Florida Blue At Grand Opening Of Campaign Center

Woman in blue blouse and grey blazer speaks at a podium with a sign in front of her that reads "Biden Harris"
Blaise Gainey
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried speaks at the grand opening of a Joe Biden campaign center in Tallahassee.

Florida Democrats are hoping their home state will turn blue in the upcoming election. State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says it’s possible.

“We have an opportunity here in the State of Florida to turn our state blue and to make sure that we are turning the page on this historic, awful, horrific chapter of the last four years of the Trump administration," said Fried.

Florida elected President Donald Trump by about 1.4 percentage points in 2016. But Barack Obama won Florida in 2012 by 0.9 percentage points.

Fried joined Democratic Congressman Al Lawson Wednesday at the opening of a Joe Biden campaign center in Tallahassee.

At the center people can pick up yard signs and other supplies to help show their support for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.