Ain't no stoppin' Rod Smith?
Rod Smith, reacting swiftly to a challenge from young rival Andrew Gillum, today got the backing of two other people who were running for chairman of the Florida Democratic Party.
Hillsborough County state committeeman Alan Clendenin and Palm Beach County Democratic chairman Mark Alan Siegel released statements in support of Smith. "This election is about doing what is best for our Party and our state," Clendenin said. "Rod Smith embraced many of the reforms I proposed. He is a proven leader, committed to reorganize and rebuild the Florida Democratic Party. I full support his candidacy and I urge all Florida Democrats to unite behind him.”