Tag: Elizabeth Belcher
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Mitch PerryJanuary 4, 2016

There are now three candidates vying to become the next chairman of the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee, and none of them are Mark Hanisee. Ione Townsend (pictured), Mike Newett, and Alvin Wolfe have all declared their intentions to lead the party when the Hillsborough DEC membership convenes to vote to succeed Elizabeth Belcher on Jan. […]

Mitch PerryNovember 3, 2015

Through redistricting efforts, Florida Democrats will surely see their numbers grow in the congressional ranks next year, and there’s a possibility they could see more of their own in the Legislature as well. That depends on how the state Senate lines are ultimately draw (and approved by the Florida Supreme Court). But they’ll still be vastly outnumbered, […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 12, 2015

Patrick Murphy’s improbable victory over Allen West in Florida’s 18th Congressional election in 2012 made the then 29-year-old construction executive an immediate budding star in Florida Democratic politics. Outspent by more than four times than in a Republican-leaning district against a Tea Party hero, Murphy’s victory over West made national news. He followed that up by easily winning reelection […]

Mitch PerryDecember 12, 2014

On Wednesday, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren blasted the $1.1 trillion spending package in the House put together by Republicans and Democrats that would keep most government agencies operating through next summer. Warren’s ire was with two parts of the bill that were added on to it in the past week: provisions that would sharply increase the influence of […]

Mitch PerryDecember 12, 2014

A rumored floor challenge to the lone candidate for the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee failed to materialize Thursday night, allowing Elizabeth Belcher to win the position without opposition. Belcher has been involved with the DEC since 2008. She became more involved with local politics retiring from a 27-year career as a special agent with […]


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