Contrary to a report from gadfly Leslie Wimes, the political director of the Florida Democratic Party, Christian Ulvert, is still employed by the FDP.
On Sunday morning, Wimes, a disaffected progressive activist who supported Nan Rich for governor, tweeted to her 61,918 followers on Twitter that “Ulvert has been kicked to the curb.”
Like so much of what Wimes writes, this simply is not true.
Immediately after I wrote about Wimes tweet, Ulvert messaged me that her report was inaccurate. Not long after, Florida Democratic Party spokesman Max Steele told me that executive director Scott Arceneaux confirmed Ulvert was still working for the party.
Ulvert, a well-regarded veteran of South Florida campaigns and the Tallahassee lobbying circle, was hired last year to head up the FDP’s political operations. As talented as Ulvert may be, he is one of the staffers most responsible for the thumping Florida House Democrats received at the hands of their Republican counterparts.
For her part, Wimes is sticking by her story.
“…then tell him to put out an official statement saying that, so then I can offer up my proof,” Wimes tweeted in response to my reporting of Ulvert’s non-firing.