Following the 2020 election, it is clear that Florida Democrats must plot our political comeback. We are facing a tough reality: The Sunshine State voted for Trump. He carried the state by more than 370,000 votes; more than he did in 2016.
Florida Republicans successfully swayed Latino voters, boosted support in the state’s rural heartland, drove voter registration just before the election via canvassing, and cut into the Democratic advantage in big cities. The political map shows Democrats will face an uphill climb to win back the governor’s mansion in 2022 and to unseat Rubio as US senator and Steube as US representative in District 17.
Who will lead the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is crucial for the future of Florida Democrats.
Gearing up to replace FDP Chair Rizzo are former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz; former state House member and chair of the Alachua County Democrats Dr. Cynthia Moore Chestnut; Democratic National committeewoman Nikki Barnes; Democratic Environmental Caucus chair Janelle Christiansen, Hillsborough County Democratic Party chair Ione Townsend, and Orange County Democratic Party Chair Wes Hodge, Read more about them here.
Attend this live Candidate Forum at 7 PM on Sunday Jan 3rd by going to https://www.facebook.com/DemocraticWomensClubofFlorida/
Then let your voice be heard at the DEC Business Meeting held at 6:30 PM on Monday, Jan 4th. Register for that meeting here. Tell your Charlotte County Democratic Party representatives for whom they should vote on January 9th to lead us forward. In that same FDP election, 11 Florida Democratic members will also be elected to the Democratic National Committee for the next four years.