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In wake of loss to Donald Trump, Hillsborough County Democrats get surge of requests to join their party

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At their first event since being devastated by the results of the presidential election, there was literally not enough room to contain the number of Democrats who showed up at the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee meeting in Ybor City Monday night. A second room adjoining the main boardroom at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County facility was opened to contain the overflow crowd. “We’ve been inundated since the election,” said Ione Townsend, the chair of the Hillsborough County DEC. Although officially only 14…

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Elizabeth Belcher resigns as chair of Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee

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Elizabeth Belcher, chairwoman of the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee for the past 11 months, has resigned from her position, effective next month. She made that announcement at the party’s monthly meeting in Ybor City on Monday night, where she said it had been a great year, but was now time for her to move on. Belcher was elected without opposition to chair the party this past December, where she succeeded Michael van Hoek. There will be an election to replace…

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