Something wicked this way comes for Fla. Dem chair candidate Allison Tant

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Tomorrow, my colleagues at The Political Hurricane will be publishing an article regarding the race for Florida Democratic Party chair. The article will discuss Mrs. Allison Tant’s lobbying during the 2000 Florida presidential election recount. Before the election (in 1999 and 2000), Mrs. Tant was one of only three registered lobbyist for DBT Online, Inc., the company responsible for the controversial “central voter file” which purged over 57,000 African-Americans from the voter file.

 At the time of the Florida recount, Mrs. Tant continued to lobby for DBT Online as well as for ChoicePoint (where she was only one of two lobbyists), which acquired DBT Online. Mrs. Tant didn’t leave her position as a lobbyist at ChoicePoint until 9/5/2001, nearly 10 months after it was already known that the company she was lobbying for was involved in voters being purged from the voter file in highly Democratic areas of the state.
The article will be live on their site at midnight. Be sure to check it out.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, 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.