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13 members of Miami-Dade DEC file complaint over Stephen Bittel’s election as state committeeman

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The race for the Florida Democratic Party Chair position gets more contentious by the day. On Tuesday, thirteen members of the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee filed a complaint to the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) regarding the special election held on December 20th during which Stephen Bittel was voted as Miami-Dade State Committeeman, defeating former state Senator Dwight Bullard. Bittel’s election made his eligible to run for the state party chair position next week in Orlando. The grievance sent to FDP Chair…

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Alan Clendenin dismisses complaint filed against him as ‘baseless’

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The battle to be the next chair of the Florida Democratic Party is becoming increasingly crazy – and intense. Two of the five candidates have had to move to different counties to be eligible for the position and one of them, Alan Clendenin, has been hit with a complaint regarding his election as state committeeman in Bradford County last month. On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times Adam Smith was first to report that Patricia Byrd, a state committeewoman in Bay County, filed a complaint last week with current chair Allison Tant, calling…

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Bill Nelson lauds Florida Democratic Party chair contender Stephen Bittel

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Controversy continues to swirl around the selection process to determine who is eligible to run next month for the job of Florida Democratic Party chair, Sen. Bill Nelson is now weighing in with his most effusive comments to date about Stephen Bittel, the Coconut Grove real-estate magnate and major political donor seeking to become the next chairman of the FDP. Bittel is slated to face former state Sen. Dwight Bullard for a position in the Miami-Dade Democratic Party next Tuesday, with the winner expected to run for the party chair position…

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