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Pinellas Democratic State Committeeman race heats up



A quiet, fierce battle is under way for state committeeman for the Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee.

Rick Boylan, president of the Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas County, is up against Ed Helm, former Pinellas Democratic chairman.

Helm brought out the big guns Friday, with robocalls featuring Jon Ausman, a member of Florida's Democratic national committee and an activist behind the fight to get the state's delegate votes counted during the recent presidential primary.

"Ed Helm has a deep passion for the Democratic Party. Helm has a vision for a stronger party, which allows Pinellas County leaders to have a greater say in the direction in the Florida Democratic Party," Ausman said in the robocall.

Helm said the calls went out to anyone likely to vote in the Thursday race.

Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:41am]


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