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Obama ally, Thurman critic off DNC

Allan Katz, a key Barack Obama supporter who butted heads with Florida Democratic Chairwoman Karen Thurman over the state's early primary, declined to seek another term on the Democratic National Committee in today's party elections.

Florida will be represented on the DNC by Sen. Tony Hill, Mitch Ceasar, Chuck Mohlke, Alan Clendenin, Jon Ausman, Diane Glasser, Terrie Brady, Nancy Jacobson, Rep. Joyce Cusack and Evelyn Garcia.

As expected, Thurman won re-election as chairwoman. Party leaders also chose Rhett Bullard as vice chairman, Rick Boylan as secretary and Alma Gonzalez as treasurer.