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  • 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...
  • FDP will meet in Lake Mary to pick a new chair

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Democratic Party will hold its organizational meeting to elect a new party chair at the Lake Mary Marriott on Jan. 26. Democrats will be replacing outgoing Chair Rod Smith and appear torn between Tampa committeeman Alan...
  • Race to lead Florida Dems heating up with endorsements

     
    Tallahassee fundraiser Allison Tant has snagged another key endorsement in her drive to become the new leader of Florida's Democrats with a nod from former state senator and Democratic National Committeeman Tony Hill. Hill's endorsement of Tant comes...
  • Allison Tant elected new Florida Dems state chair, Clendenin gets vice chair

     
    All the establishment-led campaigning on behalf of Tallahassee fundraiser Allison Tant paid off Saturday morning as she easily won a floor vote to become the new state chair of the Florida Democratic Party. Alan Clendenin, whose campaign focused on...
  • Nelson ties Bin Laden to election bill; GOP cries foul

     
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson tied a controversial elections bill to the killing of Osama Bin Laden Monday in a press conference with other Democrats in Tallahassee. The measure, likely to be taken up this week by the Senate, makes changes to existing election...
  • Palm Beach County Dems selling tickets to Sunday fundraiser

     
    The Palm Beach County Democratic Party is holding a brunch fundraiser on Sunday with state Democratic Chairman Rod Smith. Tickets are $50. The event is in Palm Beach Gardens. Details.......
  • Florida Democrats claim victory in closest-ever Jax mayoral race

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Although the results won't be official until tomorrow, the Florida Democratic Party is claiming victory in what is reportedly the closest-ever Jacksonville mayoral contest and one that apparently will elect the city's first African-...
  • Nelson campaign boasts $1.85 million quarter

     
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said today that his campaign has netted $1.85 million over the last three months, a haul that would put him ahead of the announced totals of his Republican challengers in the 2012 elections. Here's what his...
  • The job no one wanted: Democratic Party chairman

     
    What's it like being the state Democratic Party chairman in Florida? Where, despite the fact that registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by about 600,000, Republicans hold veto-proof, two-thirds majorities in the House and Senate? And...