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Personnel note: Florida Dems tap Sheyla Asencios as new deputy political director

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The Florida Democratic Party has announced on Wednesday the hiring of Sheyla Asencios as deputy political director in charge of Hispanic outreach. Asencios replaces the outgoing Jeff Branch, who served in a similar capacity until this month, primarily working on outreach to African-American communities. Branch was tapped by U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy’s campaign for Senate as political director. “We absolutely are thrilled to have Sheyla join our team,” said state party chair Allison Tant in an announcement Wednesday. “Sheyla was a tremendous asset last cycle, and I look…

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Patrick Murphy for Senate hires Jeff Branch as political director

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy‘s campaign for U.S. Senate has again dipped its cup into the Florida Democratic Party’s talent pool, announcing the hiring of Jeff Branch as political director Wednesday. Branch, who aided the state party in a similar capacity with an emphasis on minority outreach until now, will lead the Murphy camp’s statewide efforts to solidify support among elected officials and grassroots leaders. “I’m honored and excited to be joining Representative Murphy’s winning team,” Branch said Wednesday. “In Congress, Patrick has…

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