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Darryl Paulson: Selecting party chairs: The Florida experience

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(Part 2 of 2)  In the first part of this series, I discussed the process and candidates used by the Republican and Democratic parties to select their national party chairperson. We will now look at the process and candidates used to choose the Florida Republican and Democratic chairs. After a disastrous showing by the Florida Democratic Party in the 2016 election, a fate which has become all too common for the party, the chair of the Florida Democratic Party decided…

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Darryl Paulson: Selecting the national party chairperson

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(First of two parts) The state and national elections are over. At least most of them are over. Still to be decided is the person who will chair the Florida and national party organizations. Is it much ado about nothing, or do party chairs make a difference? Selecting the party chairperson is normally easier for the victorious party. Whoever wins the governorship or presidency usually can handpick the leader of the party. This was not the case in 2015 when…

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Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton camp discussed ousting Debbie Wasserman Schultz for Jennifer Granholm

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In July, Debbie Wasserman Schultz abruptly resigned as head of the Democratic National Committee, after leaked emails showed party officials conspiring to sabotage the presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Now, a new email message from the Gmail account of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta — posted by WikiLeaks Tuesday — indicate Hillary Clinton, the candidate campaign officials were considered to be in the tank for, also had serious issues with Wasserman Schultz. Clinton’s staff even discussed ousting her well before her unexpected midsummer exit.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.11.16 — Donald Trump gets closer to naming his VP choice

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We’re just a week out from the Republican National Convention, which means we’re just days away from learning who will be Donald Trump‘s vice presidential choice. Of all the issues that make Americans fear a Trump presidency, the fact that he would have access to the nuclear codes is probably the most dominant concern, which is why it makes some sense if he were to nominate someone from the military. Enter retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. The 57-year-old Flynn is a…

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Jennifer Granholm goes after Donald Trump in speech to Pinellas County Democrats

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Political observers might recall Jennifer Granholm’s impassioned speech before the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in 2012 — it was so intense (and at times over the top in its intensity) it had many people believing she might have been on medication. She later joked to CNN that she was simply “high on democracy.” The former Michigan governor came to Clearwater on Saturday night, where she gave an animated speech at the Pinellas County Democratic Party’s “Prelude to Victory” dinner at Ruth Eckerd Hall.…

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