Florida not a battleground state, Biden's campaign chair says in interview

President Biden's reelection campaign chair hinted in a recent interview that she didn't view Florida as a battleground state in November's election.

Biden's campaign chair, Jen O'Malley Dillon, laid out to Puck News in an interview published on Monday the campaign's ‘six in six’ strategy,' focusing on battleground states like Pennsylvania and Georgia.

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She was then asked if the campaign saw North Carolina as a battleground state.

"Yes," she replied.

"Florida?" Interviewer John Heilemann asked.

"No," O'Malley Dillon said in response. 

"Thank you. I was afraid you were going to lie," Heilemann said.

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The last time a Democrat nominee for President won in Florida was in 2012. The party has only won in Florida five times since 1952. 

Biden opened a campaign office in Hillsborough County in April and spoke at Hillsborough Community College’s Dale Mabry campus that same month, where he denounced the state's six-week abortion ban.

"Florida is in play for President Biden and Democrats up and down the ballot," Biden-Harris Battleground States Director Dan Kanninen said in a statement provided to FOX 13. "The President has a strong story to tell on the issues that matter most to Floridians, which is why our campaign continues to scale up our presence and investments into the state."

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James Blair, a political director for former President Donald Trump's campaign, mocked O'Malley Dillon's comments in a social media post. 

"How does anyone take their campaign seriously when they do this?" he questioned.