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Democratic Black Caucus backs Dwight Bullard for FDP Chair

The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida (DBCF) is endorsing Dwight Bullard in the race for Florida Democratic Party chair.

“I am honored and humbled to have the support and vote of the Democratic Black Caucus of Florida,” Bullard said in a statement. “I know with your support we can build a Florida Democratic Party that returns power to the people, and ensures all voices are heard.”

The DBCF represents black voters within the Florida Democratic Party, who make up over 32 percent of the statewide Democratic vote.

Bullard is the only person of color running in the five person field in the race to succeed Allison Tant this coming weekend in Orlando. After losing out to Stephen Bittel to become a state committeeman in Miami-Dade County last month which seemingly ended his hopes to run for state chair, Bullard temporarily moved to  Gadsden County, where he was selected to serve as its state committeeman, keeping his eligibility alive.

Tampa’s Alan Clendenin did the same thing, moving to Bedford County in North Florida after he lost his bid to become state committeeman in Hillsborough County last month.

Osceola County Democratic Executive Committee chair Leah Carius, and Duval County committeewoman Lisa King round out the field.

 

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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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