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Hillary Clinton names more than 150 Democrats to her Florida campaign team



The Hillary Clinton campaigns rolled out its "Florida Leadership Council," which is basically a list of virtually every promeinent Democratic politician and a host of activists. The campaign said the Leadership Council includes more than 150 Floridians and "serves as the in-state leadership for the campaign, amplifying the campaign’s national voice to Florida families aiding the campaign with rapid response, organization building, grassroots organizing events, recruiting volunteer leaders, and identifying leaders for Get Out The Vote activities."

From the Clinton campaign:

“In support of her campaign in Florida, I am honored to serve on Hillary Clinton’s Florida Leadership Team and promote her agenda to improve the lives of middle class Americans, protect our seniors and to keep us safe from terrorism threats,” said Senator Bill Nelson.

"I have known Hillary for decades, dating back to her time with the Children’s Defense Fund,” said Congressman Alcee Hastings of Ft. Lauderdale. “In this capacity, I came to know her as a smart and driven advocate, whose thoughtfulness and deliberation helped to advance justice and the rule of law in a time when African Americans and women struggled daily to attain the freedom and equality enshrined in our constitution. Hillary’s commitment to these principles has never wavered, and I can say unequivocally that she is the right choice for this nation."

"When it comes to Florida’s cities, and the challenges they face, Hillary Clinton is the best candidate equipped to tackle and move them forward,” said Mayor Phillip Levine of Miami Beach. “Clinton gets it, and will make a fundamental difference for every city in America."

“As a young mother who attended community college and worked hard to make ends meet, I know Hillary Clinton will fight to ensure that every mother has access to quality healthcare, that every student’s dream of an education come true and that we are all treated equally with dignity and respect,” said Representative Janet Cruz of Tampa, Incoming House Democratic Leader.

“I am pleased to lend my support to Hillary Clinton,” said House Democratic Leader Pro Tempore Mia Jones of Jacksonville, FL “For years, as a First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State, Hillary has championed the cause of both women's and human rights issues. As president, Hillary will continue to move our country forward. It will be my pleasure to secure Florida for Clinton.”

The list of names is so big, you have to feel sorry for the Clinton campaign staffer who has to deal with phone calls today from Florida Democrats livid they were overlooked. Here's the list:  

  • US Senator Bill Nelson
  • Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham
  • US Representative Corrine Brown
  • US Representative Kathy Castor
  • US Representative Ted Deutch
  • US Representative Lois Frankel
  • US Representative Alan Grayson
  • US Representative Alcee Hastings
  • US Representative Patrick Murphy
  • US Representative Frederica Wilson
  • Former Congressman Joe Garcia
  • Former Congressman Ron Klein
  • State Senator Oscar Braynon
  • State Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner
  • State Senator Gwen Margolis
  • State Senator Maria Sachs
  • State Senator Chris Smith
  • State Senator Eleanor Sobel
  • State Senator Audrey Gibson
  • State Senator Darren Soto
  • Democratic House Leader State Representative Mia Jones
  • Incoming Democratic House Leader State Representative Janet Cruz
  • State Representative Lori Berman
  • State Representative Randolph Bracy
  • State Representative Gwendolyn Clark Reed
  • State Representative John Cortes
  • State Representative Joe Geller
  • State Representative Katie Edwards
  • State Representative Hazelle Rogers
  • State Representative Jared Moskowitz
  • State Representative Amanda Murphy
  • State Representative Sharon Pritchett
  • State Representative Darryl Rouson
  • State Representative Ed Narain
  • State Representative JJ Rodriguez
  • State Representative Richard Stark
  • State Representative Victor Torres
  • State Representative Clovis Watson Jr
  • State Representative and DNC Member Alan Williams
  • State Representative Reggie Fullwood
  • State Representative Dave Richardson
  • State Representative Kristin Jacobs
  • State Representative Barbara Watson
  • State Representative Shevrin Jones
  • State Representative Cynthia Stafford
  • State Representative Bobby Dubose
  • State Representative Bruce Antone
  • State Representative Kionne McGhee
  • States Attorney Dave Aronberg
  • North Miami Mayor Dr. Smith Joseph
  • Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
  • West Palm Beach Mayor Geraldine Muoio
  • Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine
  • Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn
  • Hallendale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper
  • Pinecrest Mayor and DNC Member Cindy Lerner
  • Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters
  • Weston Mayor and State IAM Director Frank Ortis
  • Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick
  • Broward County Commissioner Dale V. C. Holness
  • County Councilwoman and DNC Member Joyce Cusack
  • Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel
  • Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief
  • Miami Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime
  • Palm Bay City Commissioner Michelle Paccione
  • Doral City Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz
  • City Commissioner Angel Gomez
  • Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen
  • St Petersburg City Council Member Darden Rice
  • Doral City Councilwoman Sandra Ruiz
  • Hillsborough County Clerk of the Court Pat Frank
  • Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon
  • Broward County School Board Member Rosaline Osgood
  • Miami Dade School Board Member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall
  • Former Florida State CFO Alex Sink
  • Former State Senator Dan Gelber
  • Former State Senator Nan Rich
  • Former House Speaker Jon Mills
  • Former State Representative Michael E Langton
  • Former State Representative Cynthia Chestnut
  • Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown
  • Former Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman
  • Former Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinez
  • Florida Democratic Party State Chair Allison Tant
  • Florida Democratic Party State Vice Chair Alan Clendenin
  • Florida Democratic Party Treasurer Judy Mount
  • DNC Member Jon Ausman
  • DNC Member Mitchell Ceasar
  • DNC Member Bret Berlin
  • DNC Member Joe Falk
  • DNC Member Annette Taddeo
  • DNC Member Tony Hill
  • DNC Member Angel Gomez
  • Florida Education Association President Joanne McCall
  • Florida Education Association Vice President Damary Mercado
  • Florida Education Association Vice President Fedrick Ingram
  • Florida Education Association Director of Public Policy Jeff Wright
  • President, Florida NOW     Terry Sanders
  • Former Chair of Save Dade Christian Ulvert
  • President, Haitian American Democratic Club of Miami Jacques Despinosse
  • Former Democratic Party State Chair Terry Brady
  • Richard Swann
  • Vivian Rodriguez
  • Barbara Effman
  • Obama/Biden Campaign State Director Ashley Walker
  • Sandy Ducane
  • Lynette Long
  • Herschel Gober
  • Mary Lou Keener
  • Hugh Westbrook
  • Carole Shields 
  • Reginald McGill
  • Ana Cruz
  • Nadine Smith
  • Joy Friedman
  • Lynda Russell
  • Pete Mitchell
  • Burt Aronson
  • Chris Korge
  • Michele Austin Pamies
  • Mitchel Berger
  • Suzanna Valdez
  • Christine Jennings
  • Daisy Baez
  • Millie Herrera
  • Neil Heinrichsen
  • Ira Leesfield
  • Cynthia Leesfield
  • Abigail Pollock
  • Alex Heckler
  • Lisa King
  • Brian Goldmeier
  • John Morgan
  • Ginger Lew
  • Joanne Goodwin
  • Winnie Tang
  • Diane Krumel
  • Lynda Bird
  • Margo Dixon
  • Bunny Steinman
  • Joey McKinnon
  • Pat Jotkoff
  • Patricia Byrd
  • Wanda Francis
  • Corey Wilborn
  • Amber Holland
  • Freddy Balsera
  • JP Austin
  • Ralph Patino
  • Lavon Bracy
  • Ben Pollara

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 7:49am]


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