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Texas And Florida: Two States With Two Competing Presidential Candidates For The GOP! | The Progressive Professor
Texas is the second largest state in population, and Florida is soon to be the third largest state. Texas is "red", but seen as turning "purple" and eventually "blue" by 2020 or after. Florida is "purple", strongly Republican, but won by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Both are extremely important battlegrounds for the future of the Presidency, with a total population of about 45 million combined, and becoming more Hispanic and Latino annually. And both have two competing Presidential candidates for the Republican nomination for President in 2016. Texas has outgoing Governor Rick Perry and freshman Senator Ted Cruz, while Florida has former Governor Jeb Bush (whose brother and father were elected to public office from Texas), and freshman Senator Marco Rubio. Cruz and Rubio are the new generation, while Perry is the longest serving Governor of Texas, and one of the longest serving Governors in American history, and Jeb Bush was last in public office eight years ago,