FDP touts Leadership Blue gala sold-out ticket sales
Nikki Fried. Photo by Jacob Ogles.

Nikki Fried
'It’s a new day for Florida Democrats.'

The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) is highlighting that tickets for its Leadership Blue bash next month have been sold out, and announced it would offer watch tickets to supporters.

“It’s a new day for Florida Democrats,” FDP Chair Nikki Fried said in a released statement.

“For the first time in a long time, our annual Leadership Blue gala is sold out before we’ve even had the opportunity to announce our guest speakers for the weekend. This shows that Florida Democrats are as energized as we are to get to work because they know how important it is to have visible leadership and an active party that is ready to fight back in 2024 — and it starts now with early investment and engagement like this.”

Florida Democrats got trounced up and down the ballot by Republicans in 2022, including a 20-point win for Gov. Ron DeSantis in his re-election bid and supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature. Moreover, DeSantis has ascended the national GOP ranks to become the biggest challenger to former President Donald Trump for their party’s presidential nomination in 2024.

But victory in the Jacksonville Mayor’s race in May has the FDP claiming a modicum of momentum.

Democrat Donna Deegan defeated Republican Daniel Davis in that contest and Fried — who took over as Chair in January from Manny Diaz following the disastrous 2022 results — is hoping to capitalize on the win by keeping their base activated ahead of another potentially tough 2024 campaign cycle.

“There are still opportunities to be involved in this historic weekend, by joining our many other events, including our new watch party,” Fried added.

The Leadership Blue gala will take place at the Fontainebleau  Miami Beach hotel on July 7-9.

Gray Rohrer


  • Earl Pitts American

    June 21, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Good morning America
    I, Earl Pitts American, purchased 80% of the tickits so their venue at The Fountainebleau down in Miami will only be attended by 20% of the expected participants in order to shame them in the media as the dook 4 brains they have always been.
    Hey I, Earl Pitts American, got the money and recently found out I cant take it to Heaven…So what the Hay? Have a little fun with it.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts “Hes Got The Money” American

  • Impeach Biden

    June 21, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    Nikki Fried. The most insignificant politician in the state of Florida. She couldn’t even defeat Charlie Crist for the nomination.

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 22, 2023 at 7:18 pm

      Fried and Book exposed Rhonda and his “Never Back Down” nonsense for what it is: Nonsense.

  • tom palmer

    June 21, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    Maybe Gov. Desantis ‘petty, thin-skinned way of allegedly running Florida when he happens to be here is finally sinking in.

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 22, 2023 at 7:20 pm

      Agreed. Trump is the best thing going for Democrats nationally, and Gov Rhonda is the best thing in quite a while for Florida Democrats.

  • Heather

    June 28, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Leadership Blue sells out every year. The prices for tickets were lowered this year. Why is this a whole article?

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