NEWS FROM THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
For Immediate Release: September 16, 2011
Contact: Brannon Jordan, (850) 222-3411
Statement from FLA Dems on GOP Appointments to Presidential Preference Primary Date Selection Committee
Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Democratic Party today issued the following statement in response to Presidential Preference Primary Date Selection Committee appointments by Governor Scott, House Speaker Cannon and Senate President Haridopolos.
Statement from Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith:
“This whole exercise is a waste of time and taxpayer money. In a time of fiscal crisis for Florida’s families, Republican leaders in Tallahassee have created a dog-and-pony show committee tasked with setting a primary date we all know GOP insiders have already agreed upon.
“It’s time to stop wasting the state’s money and leaving Florida voters in limbo. Both the Republican and Democratic national committees have agreed to rules and those rules need to be followed. I would urge this committee to do just that.”