Alan Clendenin, Democratic National Committeeman and Hillsborough County State Committeeman announced today he would seek to lead the Florida Democratic Party.
Clendenin said ” “On the evening of November 6, 2012, Floridians from Escambia to Monroe County celebrated that will be seen as the day Florida political tides shifted from red to blue. November 7, 2012 our focus shifted from Washington to Tallahassee. For the next two years we will be laser focused on Rick Scott’s poor performance as governor”.
Clendenin has long been a friend of this website and has shared many of our critiques about how Democrats can improve our performance at the state and local level in Florida. It’s all good and well that Florida has performed so ably for Federal candidates since 1996 but in that period we’ve seen worrying and unprecedented defeated at the state level and an inability to take advantage of wave elections to fundamentally change the composition of Florida Government. While wave elections tend to create major Democratic gains in similar styled states like Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, Florida tends to be characterized by continued missed opportunities.
We wish Clendenin best of luck in this race and as the field solidifies we will analyze the race and potentially make an endorsement. But at this early stage of the game we can assure our readers Clendenin would be a marked improvement in terms of vision and revitalizing our grassroots than any of our recent state chairs.
Clendenin has a website where he lays out his thoughts and vision here.
3 thoughts on “Alan Clendenin to Run for FDP Chair”
The main question of the day for the democrats should be this: why is it the FBI investigates a US General and leaves out an whole investigation on US Congressman Buchanan, Since when does an affair between two consenting adults trump political corruption, consumer fraud, bank fraud,employee wage fraud, tax fraud, campaign fraud and more.
The second question should be this: are the investigating FBI agents playing politics in Florida. Seems to be the case when the FBI agent ran right to the republicans with the story on the general on election day.
Are the FBI agents playing favorites in Florida, pandering to a pretty face (the female friend that he was helping) or simply going after the easy democratic targets.
Like Crew from DC and others as stated in different news articles, I have questioned the work that Justice and the FBI have done on the Buchanan cases. Especially when there was clear and defined witness testimony and hard internal Buchanan documents that were supplied to the FBI in Tampa from at least 10 sources that proved all of the above stated possible causes of action by Buchanan and friends.
Especially when new sources claim that Buchanan is back to his old tricks. Remember he is simply a used car salesman at heart and by trade. Even if he is a very rich one at that. Documents show he has gotten Rich illegally with the voters, charities and consumers hard earned money.
Clendennin will have lots of support from activists but will get rolled by party bosses when they put in the latest losing candidate into the chair.
Who will it be this time?
Scott Maddox redux?????
No Scott Maddox PLEASE!!!!
I think they need a woman. They should have Nan Rich do it.
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