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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Another candidate for Fla Democratic chair emerges

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December

small.jpgWe're hearing plenty of enthusiastic Buzz today about a likely third candidate to lead the Florida Democratic Party after Rod Smith steps down next month: Allison Tant of Tallahassee, a top fundraiser for Barack Obama and other Democrats.

Tant has to get elected chair or state committeewoman of her local party to be eligible, but she has some high profile Democratic fans.

"Sen. Nelson thinks very highly of Allison," said a spokesman for Sen. Bill Nelson. "The energy and commitment she’s brought to everything she does indicates she would make an excellent chairwoman. Sen. Nelson thinks very highly of Allison.  The energy and commitment she’s brought to everything she does indicates she would make an excellent chairwoman."

We haven't yet chatted with Tant, who is married to attorney Barry Richard - best known for representing the Bush-Cheney campaign during the 2000 recount.

Already announced candidates are Hillsborough state Committeeman Alan Clendenin and Miami-Dade businesswoman Annette Taddeo.

[Last modified: Monday, December 3, 2012 3:16pm]

    

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