Category: Florida Democratic Party

Democrats seek another delay in picking replacement congressional candidate for April Freeman

The Florida Democratic Party has asked a federal judge to order a further delay in the selection of a candidate to replace April Freeman as the party’s nominee for the open seat in the 17th Congressional District. Arguments were scheduled for noon today at U.S. District Court in Tampa on whether candidates who sought a different …

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Florida Democrats Train Activists at African American Summit in Broward County

Packed House of Activists Attend Campaign Trainings Over Holiday Weekend In another sign of momentum and energy on the ground, the Florida Democratic Party’s African American Voter Summit was sold-out, with over 75 people signing-up for activist training on Saturday of the holiday weekend. This is the second summit to focus on turning out African …

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DNC gives Florida Democrats grant to mobilize Puerto Ricans

The Democratic National Committee is giving Florida Democrats a $100,000 grant for mobilizing Puerto Rican voters across the state during what is expected to be a fiercely-fought U.S. Senate race. DNC chair Tom Perez visited Orlando Wednesday as the national party announced the grant. (Read more in

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FDP Statement on Rick Scott Announcement

  In response to Rick Scott’s announcement today, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement:    “For eight years, Rick Scott has put himself and his political interests above the people he serves, and in the Senate, he would do the same thing. Here’s his record: lost jobs, low wages and an …

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Women urge changes, ‘soul-searching’ in FDP after chairman’s resignation

At a “watershed moment” for dealing with sexual harassment, four women seeking to lead the Florida Democratic Party pledged Thursday to bring changes after former party chairman Stephen Bittel abruptly resigned amid accusations of inappropriate behavior toward women.

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