Tag Archives: Stephen Bittel

Democratic Progressive Caucus elections just boiled over

The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida holds their election and conference tomorrow, and if the debate leading into it is any indication, it will be bellwether for how clubs and caucuses operate under the FDP’s new leader, Stephen Bittel. Since Bittel took the helm of the party there’s been speculation about how much autonomy an organization like […]

FL Dems put thumb on scale in chair race (no other way to say it)

Today the Florida Democratic Party convened a judicial committee to hear complaints against the two front-runners in the race to lead the party. Candidates Alan Clendenin and Stephen Bittel both faced challenges to their bids to chair the party, but only one survived. For now. See note at end. The fact that the FDP chose […]

2017 FDP chairs race – a look back

By Dr. Rachel Pienta Like many Democrats across the nation, I’ve been engaged in some political introspection since November. For this Florida Democrat, the national victories of the Obama presidency served as a soothing blue balm to counteract the red tide that has dominated state politics since the mid-1990s.    In the final weeks of […]