Carville suggests Dems dump deep-red Florida: ‘Might be better off looking harder at Mississippi’

Democratic operative James Carville threw out the suggestion that Democrats abandon deep-red Florida and instead focus on Mississippi after conservatives solidified their hold in the Sunshine State in the midterm elections.

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Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis swept the state, winning all but five of 67 counties and stomping his opponent, Democrat Charlie Crist, by nearly 20 points. He also took Miami-Date County by 9 points… something that hasn’t happened in 20 years.

Republicans down the ballot won big in Florida with Sen. Marco Rubio crushing Rep. Val Demings by about 16 points. Republicans also picked up multiple House seats in the state, winning 20 out of 28 in total.

Carville, a Democrat strategist, spoke with MSNBC’s Joy Reid on “The ReidOut” Thursday concerning the left’s strategy on how to reach out to voters in states or areas where Republicans appear more vulnerable, such as Louisiana and North Carolina.

“Even in places that were more distant, [Louisiana Democratic Senate nominee] Gary Chambers pointed out there was not much work by the state party in your home state of Louisiana,” Reid told Carville during the sit-down. “[Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)] only got 800,000-some odd votes. Does the party do better on that score?”

Carville pointed out that the key to success for Democrats in states such as Louisiana and Mississippi is black voter outreach.

“[State Democrats] had a very difficult time in the last year, obviously, and I’ll just leave it at that. You’ve got to understand, Louisiana is about 33% black total population. It’s very rare, if we could get the black contribution to 33 – that never happens, or seldom happens – we’d be in a lot better position. A state that interests me a lot is Mississippi which is 37 – maybe 38% black. It only votes 30. Well, if you got your share from 30 to 38, that’s a lot of votes,” he stated.

“We don’t lose that bad in Mississippi,” Carville noted. “It’s not as many electoral votes, but I think Democrats might be better off looking harder at Mississippi than Florida. I don’t know that. I’m just throwing a riff off the top of my head. But it’s been very frustrating.”

There’s a flaw in Carville’s logic. Combined, Louisiana and Mississippi have 14 electoral votes compared to Florida’s 29. The suggestion looks to be one of desperation and is not thought out well even though he admitted the votes were lower.

Carville also said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Democrats should have lost at least 57 seats but managed to avoid a “red wave” because of former President Trump’s presence.

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“Could you explain to people viewing who don’t know politics closely and as well as you do, how historic last night was?” Scarborough asked Carville.

“I’m going to try because I’m sitting here saying if you put everything in a computer, we should have lost 57 seats,” Carville said. “Four, five Senate seats, and the reason is Donald Trump. He brought people out to vote against this. He had a suppressive effect. He out-trumped inflation and crime. He out-trumped the normal cycle of the first off-year election with an incumbent president. When political historians unearth this they are going to find so much more that we missed this morning.”

Many, many conservatives would adamantly disagree with that premise. But it does go to show how Democrats and the leftist media have gone into overdrive trying to pin the midterm election results on Trump to keep him from running in 2024. The fear is palpable.

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