CAMPAIGN 2008; This Is Not Your Father's Military with More Women and Minorities, They're Not All Shoo-Ins for the GOP
Charle', Suzanne, The Florida Times Union
Byline: SUZANNE CHARLE'
Since the 2008 presidential campaign began, convoys of candidates, their wives and other high-ranking banner carriers have rolled through Duval County. Just in the past week, Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain came to Jacksonville, trying to enlist the interest of military wives.
There are obvious reasons for these visits: Jacksonville is the nation's third-largest Navy town, and more than 30,000 voters here have some sort of affiliation with the military (active duty, dependants and retired military). The military is Duval County's largest employer and contributes approximately $6.1 billion to the area's economy.
Since the days of Ronald Reagan - a president who presided over the buildup of the …
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Publication information: Article title: CAMPAIGN 2008; This Is Not Your Father's Military with More Women and Minorities, They're Not All Shoo-Ins for the GOP. Contributors: Charle', Suzanne - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: October 30, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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