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Fla. Dems re-elect Thurman as party chair

ORLANDO

Re-elected, Thurman targets governor, 2010

Buoyed by Barack Obama's victory in Florida last month, state Democratic Party Chairman Karen Thurman on Saturday took aim at one of her next targets: Gov. Charlie Crist.

Thurman addressed party activists after being re-elected to a four-year term. She highlighted strengths during last month's election and told them there would be no break in voter registration and volunteer recruitment before the 2010 election.

She also said there will be no break in the "Empty Chair Charlie" attacks on Crist, whom the party criticizes for taking too many days off.

"We will not respond to the Florida Democrats' divisive political rhetoric. Floridians are tired of the same old sniping," said state GOP spokeswoman Erin VanSickle.

Crist's term ends in 2010 and he's expected to seek another term. Also on the ballot are all three Cabinet positions and the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Mel Martinez.

Associated Press

Fla. Dems re-elect Thurman as party chair 12/20/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 4:47pm]
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