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Chair Nikki Fried calls move “a blatant middle finger to the people of Florida”

Today, Politico reported that James Uthmeier, currently serving as Chief of Staff in the Executive Office of the Governor, will take over as Ron DeSantis’s campaign manager “ASAP”. In response, the Florida Democratic Party has issued the following statement:

“In the time since we filed complaints against Ron’s administration, two of the three people accused of ignoring ethics rules have left to join his failing campaign,” said FDP Chair Nikki Fried. “The fact that James Uthmeier is being allowed to take a ‘leave of absence’ to do campaign work is a blatant middle finger to the people of Florida — who’s actually going to run the state while he’s gone? It’s certainly not Ron.

“Ron continues to make decisions that can only be described as campaign malpractice. James Uthmeier has no experience running campaigns, and now he’s in charge of a presidential race? Being Ron’s security blanket isn’t exactly a skillset that can help win the GOP nomination — good luck even making it to Iowa.”

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