First-Ever Coordinated Campaign Effort in Non-Presidential Election NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: Aug. 5, 2010
Florida Democratic Party Kicks Off Campaign for Accountability 2010
First-Ever Coordinated Campaign Effort in Non-Presidential Election
The Florida Democratic Party today kicks off our 2010 coordinated campaign effort to help lead Democrats to victory in the Sunshine State this November. It’s the first-ever coordinated campaign effort in a non-presidential election year in Florida.
Dubbed the “Campaign for Accountability 2010” to contrast with the Republican candidates’ records of Tallahassee backroom deals and questionable business practices, this project of the Florida Democratic Party is charged with leading the grassroots effort to educate voters about strong Democratic leaders like Alex Sink, who has the background, experience and vision to hold Tallahassee accountable, bring jobs to Florida, and improve our education system. The Campaign for Accountability 2010 will also work to harness the enthusiasm of supporters and organize them in communities across Florida as they work for Democratic candidates up and down the ticket.
“Floridians have had enough of the corruption and out-of-touch antics by Tallahassee politicians, and our efforts will teach voters about the new, accountable leadership Florida will have with Alex Sink as Governor and strong Democrats in office,” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman. “Today, we launch our groundbreaking Campaign for Accountability 2010 to help ensure victories for our strong Democratic candidates up and down the ballot this November.”
The Campaign for Accountability 2010 will focus on engaging Floridians, further empowering grassroots support, and making sure Democrats turn out to vote in record numbers for the 2010 election.
Additionally, to ensure that every voter gets to exercise his or her right to vote and that those votes get counted, the Campaign for Accountability 2010 will run a statewide election protection operation effort. During the past several election cycles, the Florida Democratic Party’s voter protection efforts have exposed Republican dirty tricks, such as their alleged voter caging schemes, protecting the right to vote for all Floridians.
With coalition partners like the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Governors’ Association and dozens of local Democratic Clubs, Caucuses and County Democratic Committees across the state, the Campaign for Accountability will have the resources, organization and discipline to ensure that Florida Democrats are organized and energized for the 2010 elections.
In addition to the preliminary list of the top staffers below, the Campaign for Accountability 2010 has staffers across Florida on the ground working to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.
Scott Arceneaux, Florida Democratic Party Executive Director As Florida Democratic Party Executive Director, Scott Arceneaux will oversee coordinated campaign efforts.
Ashley Walker, Campaign for Accountability 2010 Director As Campaign for Accountability 2010 Director, Ashley Walker will oversee and run the day to day operations for all of the coordinated campaign’s activities.
Eric Jotkoff, Campaign for Accountability 2010 Communications Director While continuing to serve as the Florida Democratic Party Communications Director, Eric Jotkoff will take on the additional role as Communications Director for the Campaign for Accountability 2010.
John Bivona, Campaign for Accountability 2010 Field Director John Bivona will manage the Field program, focused on channeling grassroots enthusiasm into voter contact, get out the vote, and other volunteer activities.
Christina Boltin, Campaign for Accountability 2010 Finance Director Christina Boltin, currently Florida Democratic Party Finance Director, will use her experience to ensure the Campaign for Accountability 2010 has the resources needed to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.
Nate Jenkins, Deputy Campaign Manager, Alex Sink for Governor Campaign As Deputy Campaign Manager for Alex Sink for Governor, Nate Jenkins will play a key role coordinating efforts between the Sink Campaign and the Campaign for Accountability 2010.