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Dead zone

The relatively quiet period of a campaign season that usually falls between the Florida primary and the contests held in Arizona and Michigan. Within the dead zone, there is a modest stretch of caucus states that have traditionally drawn little attention from presidential candidates because they don't materially affect the race for delegates.

The dead zone makes the Florida primary a crucial battling ground for the candidates as it attracts significant national media attention with its large TV market, and delivers a relatively large number of delegates.

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