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Florida Republicans Recruit Carrie Prejean To Attract Young Voters

Jul. 21 2009, Published 5:23 a.m. ET

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As if Florida and the Republican party didn't already have enough of a history (think back nine years), the queen of controversy Carrie Prejean is now in the mix.

Click here to read the secret emails that led to Prejean's firing

The state's GOP has tapped the former Miss California  --who morphed from San Diego beauty queen to the unofficial spokesperson against same-sex marriage -- to recruit young voters (18- to 35-year-olds) in the Sunshine State to get more involved politically active.

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Prejean will speak about the future of the Republican Party at a gathering in Florida in August.

Click here for's interview with Prejean's brother

The move, considering Prejean's polarizing views, had already raised eyebrows amongst state Republicans such as Broward committeewoman Sandy Steen.

“It doesn’t seem like the smart thing to do,” said Steen. “She’s in the right age bracket, certainly, but they’re going to turn off some of the young people who are moderates -- that is not how you reach out to young people. She’s got every right to her opinions, but she can’t be the spokesperson for all the young people.”



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