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Joe Henderson: If some Democrats don’t care about ‘issues’ maybe that’s leaders’ fault

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Um, Sally Boynton Brown? If you’re trying to explain why Democratic voters didn’t turn out in sufficient numbers last November to deliver Florida to Hillary Clinton, I suggest a different approach than saying basically “they don’t get it.” That’s not a direct quote from the newly hired executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, but it is the essence of her intemperate remarks at a progressive caucus gathering in Broward County. The Miami New Times, on the scene at the…

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Why is Bill Nelson still silent on outrageous comments by Sally Boynton Brown?

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Much has changed during Bill Nelson’s tenure as an elected official. As National Republican Senatorial Committee Communications Director Katie Martin observes in a recent email, campaigns are nearly unrecognizable today compared to 1972 when Nelson first arrived in the Florida Legislature. Since then, Martin says America has seen nine presidential administrations, the first woman in space, and the rise (and fall) of Britney Spears in her journey from pop superstar to a breakdown, recovery, and re-emergence as a Las Vegas lounge…

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Florida Democrats jump on 100-day bandwagon, outline list of initial ‘successes’

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For much of the past century, the first 100 days of a new presidency has become a traditional benchmark for success, a standard first set by Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt. With Republican Donald Trump’s administration, the first three months were — according to many — a mixed bag, at best. Similarly, the Florida Democratic Party is also jumping on the 100-day bandwagon, offering its own list of successes in the campaign to turn the Sunshine State blue. In a statement from…

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Sally Boynton Brown coming from Idaho to be new Florida Dems president

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Sally Boynton Brown, executive director of the Idaho Democratic Party who also made a run for national chair this year, was named the new president of the Florida Democratic Party. Brown replaces Scott Arceneaux, who in January as executive director of the Florida Democratic Party, under the transition taking place under newly-elected state chair Steven Bittel. She also was known for a controversy that arose during her run for the DNC chair, when she declared at George Washington University, in a discussion of…

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Alan Clendenin is undecided on who to vote for in DNC Chair race

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The 447 members of the Democratic National Committee that will get together for the party’s four-day spring meeting in Atlanta beginning next Thursday have an important decision – who will lead the Democratic Party over the next four years? The two best known candidates are Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison and Tom Perez, the Dept. of Labor Secretary under Barack Obama. “If I was a betting man, I’d say that Perez has the edge,” says Alan Clendenin, a DNC Commiteeman from Tampa…

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