Hillsborough County was one of a handful of the most contested areas in the country during the presidential election. As is now commonly known, the region voted in sync with the country in choosing the next president, which has been the case every time save one (in 1992) since 1960.
What hasn't been discussed much is that the president's margin of victory in Hillsborough County was more than double of what he accomplished in 2008.
Obama won by three percentage points over John McCain in 2008. Last week, he won by seven points over Mitt Romney.
On Wednesday, the man leading the Hillsborough County Democratic party during this election cycle, 28-year-old Chris Mitchell, announced that he will run for another two-year term.
In addition to winning the county for Obama and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, Hillsborough also elected Craig Latimer as supervisor of elections and re-elected Kevin Beckner to the County Commission. And in what Mitchell said was a "double victory," Bob Henriquez was elected over Republican Ronda Storms in the battle to succeed Rob Turner in the property appraiser's office.
Mitchell's 2014 goals are lofty: getting the Republican-leaning Board of County Commissioners to go blue. The Board of County Commissioners' make-up is five Republicans and two Democrats.