October 22, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 4/15/2014

"I wish that it didn't take medical marijuana on the ballot to motivate our young voters."

-- Ana Cruz, former executive director of the Florida Democratic Party

 Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections.

Party operatives are pushing a constitutional amendment that would make Florida the first state in the South to legalize some pot use. Polls show the measure has widespread public support, and it's particularly popular among young voters — a critical part of the Democratic coalition with historically weak turnout in non-presidential election years.

Read more at the AP.

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