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Bill Nelson and Hillsborough County DEC Steering Committee now backing Stephen Bittel for FDP Chair

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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson has made it clear what had been strongly rumored for the past month now – he’s firmly behind Coconut Grove real estate developer and Democratic party donor Stephen Bittel in the race for the Florida Democratic Party Chair position. “I have known Stephen Bittel for over 30 years and believe he will be an extraordinary Chair of the Florida Democratic Party,” Nelson said on Tuesday, just four days before the state’s executive committee votes on a new leader. “Stephen has been a…

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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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Beth Reinhard, Brendan Farrington win Sunshine State Awards for coverage of race for US Senate

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Congratulations to Beth Reinhard and Brendan Farrington for their Sunshine State Awards recognizing their work covering the race for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat. About Reinhard, the judges wrote: Reinhard’s tale of Gov. Charlie Crist’s nonstop U.S. Senate campaign gives readers a sense of what it is that makes the formidable Florida politician tick. Using a series of well-sourced, exquisitely detailed anecdotes, this compelling story imparts a sense of the urgency that fuels Crist’s 24-7 drive to raise money and influence voters through a personal,…

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