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WHAT 2 WATCH 4: DANCE FEVER!

19 Sep 2013 | Under fdp | Posted by | 0 Comments

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At Jackson County Dems’ “Blues & Boots” BBQ Tonight, What Gwen Graham, Allison Tant And Nan Rich Will Be Dancing To

AT “BLUE & BOOTS” BBQ TONIGHT, JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO JOIN IN THE “ELECTRIC SLIDE,” “WOBBLE,” AND “BOOT-SCOOTING BOOGIE”

(Event Item, “2013 Jackson County ‘Blues & Boots’ BBQ & Dance,” Florida Democratic Party, Accessed 9/19/13)

NAN RICH WILL TRY TO “BOOT-SCOOTING BOOGIE” BACK INTO FAVOR WITH THE PARTY ESTABLISHMENT 

WUSF‘s Carson Cooper To Nan Rich: “From An Outside Observer, Your Party Seems Hell Bent, At The Very Least, On Ignoring You, And At The Worst, On Sabotaging Your Campaign … You Were Snubbed At The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Back In June, Which Is, Of Course, Sort Of A Coming Out Party For Candidates … So Where Is All Of This Coming From?” (Carson Cooper, “Nan Rich Makes Her Case To Be Governor,” WUSF‘s Florida Matters, 9/3/13)

Mother Jones: “Florida Dems Snub Their Own Challenger To Rick Scott.” (Stephanie Mencimer, “Florida Dems Snub Their Own Challenger To Rick Scott,” Mother Jones, 6/4/13)

ALLISON TANT WILL TRY TO “WOBBLE” HER WAY OUT OF HER PARTY’S DYSFUNCTION, DISARRAY

Allison Tant Wins Her Third “Loser Of The Week” Award In As Many Months For “Openly Warring” With House Democratic Leadership. “Florida’s Democratic Chairwoman is openly warring with state Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, over his leadership of state House campaigns. She’s still stinging from endorsing a CFO candidate who quit about 30 seconds after announcing because of bankruptcy revelations. And last week her staff giddily announced their latest exciting speaker for the upcoming state party conference: an obscure state senator from Ohio. This does not appear to be a well oiled political machine.” (Adam Smith, “Winner And Loser Of The Week In Fla Politics,” The Tampa Bay Times, 9/8/13)

The Miami Herald‘s Marc Caputo: “Braswell’s Candidacy Is Another Sign Of The Florida Democratic Party’s Structural Problems. It Struggles To Field Big-Name Candidates Of Its Own … The FDP Has No Bench.” (Marc Caputo, “More FL Democrat Struggles: CFO Candidate Has Past Of Bankruptcies,” The Miami Herald, 8/16/13)

  • The Tampa Bay Times’ Steve Bosquet: “Well That Didn’t Take Long … His Abrupt Exit Is Yet Another Setback For The Florida Democratic Party As It Struggles To Become More Competitive With Republicans In The State.”(Steve Bousquet, “Bankruptcies Force Democrat Allie Braswell To Quit CFO Race,” The Tampa Bay Times, 8/19/13)
  • The Florida Times-Union‘s Matt Dixon: “The Move Spells A Setback For The Florida Democratic Party, Which From The Outset Put Chairwoman Allison Tant Out Front On Braswell’s Candidacy.” (Matt Dixon, “CFO Candidate’s Quick Exit Underscores State Democrats’ Trouble Finding Statewide Candidates,” The Florida Times-Union, 8/19/13)

GWEN GRAHAM WILL TRY TO “ELECTRIC SLIDE” AWAY FROM HER LIBERAL, DEAN-KERRY PAST

The Tampa Bay Times:  “The Last Thing Graham Would Want In Running For A District Like This Is To Be Portrayed As A Radical Liberal. So She Answers Questions Like ‘Would She Support Nancy Pelosi As Speaker?’ ‘I Don’t Want To Take A Position In Advance Of Actually Knowing Who The Leadership Will Be At The Time.’” (Michael Van Sickler, “Graham Not Taking Shots At Southerland Just Yet,” The Tampa Bay Times, 7/16/13)

But Gwen Graham Joined Howard Deans’ Presidential Campaign As Paid “National Surrogate And Southern Regional Adviser,” Acknowledging That “Elected Office Could Be In Her Future Too.” “U.S. Sen. Bob Graham might be preparing to leave public office after decades dominating Florida politics, but it appears a new Graham has caught the political bug.  His eldest daughter, Gwen Graham Logan, is joining Howard Dean’s presidential campaign as a paid ‘national surrogate and Southern regional adviser’ and acknowledges that elected office could be in her future too.  ‘I got the bug because our country needs to have a change, and I want to be part of the process. We cannot have four more years of President Bush,’ said Logan, 40, who got to know Dean while campaigning for her father and last week visited Dean’s campaign headquarters in Vermont. ‘I’ve seen firsthand the energy and commitment and excitement of the Dean campaign.’” (Adam C. Smith, “Graham’s Daughter Joins Dean’s Campaign,” The St. Petersburg Times, 11/25/03)

And Gwen Graham Joined The Florida Democratic Party To Serve As “National Campaign Liaison With John Kerry’s Presidential Campaign,” Noting “She Has Her Own Political Ambitions Down The Road.” “A fresh face with a familiar name could be one answer for Florida Democrats starved for new candidates capable of helping the party regain political clout.  U.S. Sen. Bob Graham’s oldest daughter, Gwen, has taken a key role with the state Democratic Party in this presidential election year when her father’s Senate seat is also up for grabs upon his retirement.  The 41-year-old mother of three is the state party’s national campaign liaison with John Kerry’s presidential campaign with added responsibilities of trying to keep her father’s seat in Democratic hands.  And while Gwen Graham is helping others during this year’s election cycle, she has her own political ambitions down the road – possibly a congressional run in 2006 from her family’s South Florida base.” (Brent Kallestad, “Bob Graham’s Daughter Steps Into Political Arena,” The Associated Press, 6/10/04)