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Nov 11 2014

Never forgotten

We live in a world full of danger; danger that left unchecked would destroy our security, common values and way of life. In this perilous world there are heroes amongst us, our defenders of freedom and democracy.

To our veterans and the brave men and women currently serving in our nation’s military, thank you for your selfless service to our nation.

Nov 05 2014

New beginnings

Politics is not a spectator sport. True change comes from courageous people making personal sacrifices by putting their lives into a fishbowl by running for elected office to represent the voices of others.

Help Get Out The Vote!

Alex Sink now or neverIn just 15 days we have an opportunity to pick up a Florida Congressional seat.  But it is 
not going to happen without your help! 

Please go to the web link below and sign up to help successfully bring Alex across the finish line. 

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Let's send Alex Sink to Washington.

Feb 21 2014

Painting Dixie Blue

Can Democrats retake the South? Yes, and here’s how.

A must read POLITICO cover story authored by our very own FDP Exectitve Director, Scott Arceneaux.

Painting Dixie Blue

Can Democrats retake the South? Yes, and here’s how.

By SCOTT ARCENEAUX

Often you need to hit bottom before you can start working your way back up. WeSouthern Democrats are basically at that point. With control of only two of 22 legislative bodies, three of 11 governors’ mansions and precious few other statewide offices, Southern Democrats are an endangered species indeed.

Feb 09 2014

It's Now or Never

It's now or never!

The election between Alex Sink and Washington lobbyist David Jolly is March 11th, but ballots are already arriving in voter’s mailboxes.

The time to act is RIGHT NOW.
It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Former Florida Democratic Party Chair, Charlie Whitehead.

Charlie Whitehead led the Florida Democratic Party from 1980 to 1989 and stepped up to lead once again in 1999. A larger than life figure, he was often referred to as the man who reunited the Florida Democratic Party.

Sep 12 2013 -

Amanda Murphy

In case you haven't heard, there is an important race going on in Pasco County and with your support we will win it!

Last month, Rep. Mike Fasano left his seat in the House to become the Tax Collector for Pasco County. Since then, Democrat, Amanda Murphy has thrown her hat in the race for State House District 36. Amanda is the only Democrat in the race to replace Representative Mike Fasano and is clearly the best choice to become the next State Representative.

While I know Amanda will win this race, I know she can't do it without our support! This is a huge opportunity to pick up a Democratic seat in Pasco County and will be the start to turning Florida Blue in 2014. Her first big fundraising deadline is tonight at midnight! Please join me in donating $25.00 (of course more if your able) RIGHT NOW. Lets send a message that Grassroots Democrats will step up to win.

Please click here to donate to Amanda's Campaign and send a message to Republicans!

In solidarity,

https://amandamurphy.ngpvanhost.com/donate

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Alan Clendenin
First Vice Chair, Florida Democratic Party Committee
alan@alanclendenin.com
http://www.alanclendenin.com/

I applaud the Supreme Court of the United States decision striking down DOMA – the Defense Of Marriage Act. The court affirmed our Constitutional rights and freedoms guaranteed to all citizens of the United States.

Any legislation that alienates and demeans a single class of citizens has no place in our country of equals. The American dream must be available to all. If a person plays by the rules, works hard, exercises personal responsibility, then they are owed fairness from their government.

Today is a great day for America. We are the greatest inspiring nation on earth, a beacon of hope for the oppressed. Today citizens of the world can once again look towards the United States of America as a model for justice and equality.

One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

In solidarity,

Alan Clendenin

Please join us in support of the
The Hillsborough County Democratic Party

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Social Hour 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:15 p.m.

Tampa Convention Center
333. S. Franklin St. Tampa, FL 33602

Individual Tickets to dinner - $150

Statement by Alan Clendenin on Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll’s resignation.

(Tampa, FL)  As the Florida Republican Party of Florida attempts to wash the Jim Greer hooker and sleazy bookkeeping stench off their party, they are once again knocked back down into the gutter. Gov. Rick Scott (who made millions running a company that pleaded guilty to Medicare fraud) demonstrates, we are judged by the company we keep. And his company has been Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll.

Medicare fraud, voter registration fraud, money laundering, grand theft, and now allegations of racketeering, Floridians deserve better.  Florida Republican leaders have demonstrated time after time a willful disregard of ethics and law. When will the for sale sign come off our governors mansion and Republican controlled legislature?