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If an anti-amnesty message works in a swing district, how will it work in a solidly red district?

Probably quite well.

There are several lessons Republican candidates should learn. First, ignore the Washington consultants like Karl Rove. Listening to Rove is like listening to the head coach of an 0-16 NFL team on how you win the Super Bowl.

The second and most important takeaway is that amnesty is a winning issue for Republicans, if Republicans stand for America and oppose amnesty!

It is hard to call Florida’s 13th Congressional District a bellwether on the 2014 elections. But there are a lot of things Republicans can learn from this race that will make 2014 look like 2010 all over again.