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Andrew Gillum calls it quits, endorses Rod Smith for Democratic chair



With Rod Smith having commitments essentially locking up his election for Florida Democratic chairman, challenger Andrew Gillum today is calling it quits and getting aboard the Rod train:

"Rod Smith is committed to delivering the reforms that the Florida Democratic Party needs to win elections, which is why I am proud to offer him my support," said Gillum. "My candidacy was always about moving Florida forward, which required a serious dialogue about how we motivate our base, build our infrastructure, and recruit the next generation of Florida Democrats. We will make these reforms, and we will win elections."

[Last modified: Thursday, December 2, 2010 10:02am]


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