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Rod Smith

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  • Plakon hosting “Super Saturday Voter Outreach”

     
    Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, who is in a closely contested — and increasingly ugly — race against Democrat Karen Castor Dentel for House District 30, is staging a “Super Saturday Voter Outreach Day” today, the final Saturday...
  • RPOF to groups asking for more voting hours: You are sore losers

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A procession of Democratic and left-affiliated groups today have publicly called on Gov. Rick Scott to extend voting hours in the wake of long lines reported around the state. The alignment bears a striking resemblance to the fault-...
  • Dems put Fla in Obama column

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Though votes are still being tallied, it looks like Florida's 29 electoral votes are going to President Barack Obama. Florida Democratic Party Chair Rod Smith said this: “Florida Democrats ran the strongest, largest ground game...
  • Randolph says he won’t run for FDP chair

     
    As expected, Scott Randolph has withdrawn his bid to become chair of the Florida Democratic Party in the wake of his election Nov. 6 as Orange County tax collector. Randolph, who is chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party, relinquished his Orlando-...
  • Winners and losers in the aftermath of Chris Dorworth’s defeat

     
    Seminole County elections officials on Monday finally confirmed Democrat Mike Clelland’s razor-thin victory over state Rep. Chris Dorworth. So now it’s time to declare a few winners and losers – plus someone who was a little of both &#...
  • Poll tests soft spots for Crist and Sink ahead of potential primary race

     
    Though the calendar hasn't even turned to 2013 yet, polling is already under way in the 2014 race for governor, when Republican Gov. Rick Scott looks potentially vulnerable and Democrats are facing the prospect of a crowded primary. One poll of registered...
  • Tant candidacy for Dems pleases Randolph

     
    The entry of Tallahassee-based fundraiser Allison Tant into the campaign to lead Florida Democrats has caught the interest of one of the former candidates in that race, Orange County Democratic Executive Committee Chair and tax collector-elect Scott...
  • Randolph throws support to Tant in Democratic state chair race

     
    Orange County Tax Collector-Elect Scott Randolph today officially threw his support behind Allison Tant to succeed state Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith. The former state lawmaker had been a strong contender for the post himself, but after winning the...
  • Poll: Crist has big leads over Sink and Dyer in 2014 Democratic primary

     
    A new private poll shows former Republican Gov. and newly minted Democrat Charlie Crist has a commanding early lead in the race to be the Democratic nominee in the 2014 governor’s race. In head-to-head matchups, Crist leads former Chief Financial...
  • Tant, Clendenin trading endorsements in FDP chairmanship race

     
    TALLAHASSEE — While downtrodden Florida Republicans wasted no time doubling-down on state party chairman Lenny Curry in Orlando last week, Democrats who just delivered sweeping victories to President Obama and candidates down the ballot are having a...
  • Alex Sink backs Alan Clendenin for state Dems chair

     
    Former and potentially future Florida gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink is throwing her endorsement behind Tampa Bay area labor leader and former Central Floridian Alan Clendenin to become the next chair of the Florida Democratic Party. Clendenin is up...