Jon Ausman, who has developed a reputation among Florida Democrats as a master statistician and analyst of party rules, has put out an analysis showing Alan Clendenin up more than 2-1 among Democratic Executive Committee members who have declared their loyalty in the state chairman’s race—but with a plurality of votes undeclared. reports Windy March of the Tampa Tribune.
Ausman published his analysis in an email to Democrats late Wednesday night, after Clendenin released a signed endorsement backing him from the DEC members representing the three largest counties—Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach. Story here.
His conclusion: His conclusion: DEC members with 390 votes, or 68 percent, favor Clendenin. Another 183 votes, or 32 percent, are declared for Tant. But 545 votes, or nearly half, remain publicly uncommitted.
Tant backers, including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, who’s also national Democratic Party chairman, question whether Clendenin actually will reap all the declared votes, including those of the big southeastern counties.