05/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Steele Asks Florida To "Help A Brother Out"

The chairman of the national Republican party, Michael Steele, made his first official visit to Florida on Monday to try to staunch the party's backsliding in voter registration in the nation's largest battleground state.

Florida Democrats have been building on their 650,000-plus edge in voter registration since the November election, netting about 33,000 additional voters. That gives the Democratic party a 42 to 36 percent advantage over the GOP.

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