Christian Ulvert STILL working for the Florida Democratic Party

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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.

 

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.