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Andrew Gillum posting a goose egg? Say it ain’t so

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May was a busy month for Andrew Gillum. Like his opponents, he racked up several key endorsements; former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Senate Democratic Leader-designate Jeff Clemens, Sen. Perry Thurston, state Rep. Joe Abruzzo and Palm Beach County Tax Collector for life, Anne Gannon. Gillum spoke at Tiger Bay and his campaign sent out numerous press releases on various topics, he held two big-name fundraisers (former party chair Allison Tant and uber-lobbyist Sean Pittman) and blasted out, by my count, more than 18…

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Scott Arceneaux joining Andrew Gillum campaign

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Scott Arceneaux, the former executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, is joining Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign as a chief strategist. “I’m thrilled to welcome Scott Arceneaux to our growing campaign for Governor. Scott brings a wealth of knowledge and savvy about the Sunshine State to our team, and I’m excited to welcome him as our chief strategist,” he said in a statement, which was first reported by POLITICO Florida. “Over the years he has fearlessly led the…

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Emails continue to hound Andrew Gillum; fundraising invitation among newest trove

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A slowly simmering email kerfuffle is turning into a close-to-uncomfortably hot scandal for Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who announced his candidacy for Florida governor in 2018 last month. Another email has been unearthed revealing he used state equipment as a means for campaigning, which is an ethics violation in the state of Florida. The email in question invited a host of people to a Florida Democratic fundraiser, according to The Tallahassee Democrat. “Last month, the city of Tallahassee turned over 60…

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Groundhog Day for Democrats: Selecting the Party chair

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Democrats in Florida and at the national level have a similar problem. In both cases, there are more Democratic voters than Republicans, but in both cases, the Republican candidates have trounced the Democrats. Between 2009 and 2016, which coincides with the terms of Barack Obama as president, Democratic candidates suffered heavier casualties than many military divisions. Democrats lost 11 Senate seats (-16 percent), lost 62 House seats (-24 percent) and, in the biggest surprise, lost control of the White House.…

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Subcommittee accepts complaint against Alan Clendenin, but he remains eligible for Fla. Dem Chair

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Blame it on the fog of internal byzantine party rules, but Alan Clendenin remains eligible for Florida Democratic Party chair. Late Friday afternoon, this website reported that Clendenin was ineligible to compete in Saturday’s vote, after an FDP subcommittee voted to accept a complaint filed against him regarding his move last month from Hillsborough County to Bradford County to make himself eligible for the election. However, the entire state committee will be asked to accept or reject the subcommittee’s vote on Saturday morning before they vote for…

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Janet Cruz among those backing Stephen Bittel’s bid for Florida Democratic Party leadership post

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Coconut Grove real estate developer and major political donor Stephen Bittel rolled out a list of new endorsements of bid for Florida Democratic Party chair on Monday, including South Florida congressional members Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, and Alcee Hastings . Also backing Bittel is Janet Cruz, the House Minority Leader from Tampa, which also is the (once and former) home of Alan Clendenin, who is running again for the leadership post after losing a close race in 2013 to outgoing chair Allison Tant. Clendenin lost his bid for state committeeman in Hillsborough County last month,…

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13 members of Miami-Dade DEC file complaint over Stephen Bittel’s election as state committeeman

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The race for the Florida Democratic Party Chair position gets more contentious by the day. On Tuesday, thirteen members of the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee filed a complaint to the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) regarding the special election held on December 20th during which Stephen Bittel was voted as Miami-Dade State Committeeman, defeating former state Senator Dwight Bullard. Bittel’s election made his eligible to run for the state party chair position next week in Orlando. The grievance sent to FDP Chair…

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