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TALLAHASSEE, Florida—They showed up to the campus of Florida A&M University expecting to celebrate the election of Florida’s first African-American governor.

Instead, the crowd that formed here for Andrew Gillum’s election-night celebration watched the collapse of a Democratic party that failed to notch a single statewide victory in a state that, in just two years, Democrats will need to flip blue in order to defeat President Donald Trump.

“This election further highlighted the Florida Democratic Party’s place as the most incompetent political organization in the country,” said a Republican strategist who worked on one of Tuesday’s winning campaigns. “They now have no statewide elected officials in Florida. That’s going to have an impact.”

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Author: By andrew.desiderio@thedailybeast.com (Andrew Desiderio)