Florida Democrats review dismal 2014 election and begin planning for 2016 and 2018 races


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ORLANDO, Florida — Florida Democrats know they had a bad election year and now they're trying to figure out what to do going forward.

Party leaders met Saturday to discuss the 2014 election and now are trying to find some positives out of a year that didn't have many.

Party Chairwoman Allison Tant noted that Democrats turned out more voters than they did four years earlier and set fundraising records.

But the party and gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist were outspent by an enormous amount. It also didn't help that President Barack Obama's approval ratings were dismal.

Tant said the party is still analyzing election data to help prepare for the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 election, when there will be open seats for governor and all three Cabinet positions.

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