Minority Republicans campaign in Jax for Romney

Group from Georgia hopes to tilt battleground northeast Florida

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Golden Isles Minority Republican Caucus was campaigning in Jacksonville on Thursday.

Several African-American members of the Glynn County, Ga.-based Republican group and its group of teen Young Black Republicans traveled to San Marco to go door-to-door canvassing in an effort to motivate Romney supporters to get to the polls.

The group said because Georgia is "solidly locked" for Romney, it hopes to help tilt Florida for Romney and said it knows that northeast Florida is a deciding battleground.

"With the rest of the state evenly split between President Obama and Gov. Romney, whoever wins northeast Florida will win the the state's Electoral College," said political consultant and Caucus Chairman Kenneth Adkins.

The group said it has received several threats, and it said that with campaign violence heating up across the country, it decided to keep its canvassing location secret until the day of the event.

The group said it notified the Jacksonville Sheriff Office of its campaign location.

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