Interesting high-profile endorsement for Alan Clendenin in his bid to lead the Florida Democratic Party: Alex Sink, the 2010 and possibly 2014 candidate for governor. To date, Clendenin opponent Allison Tant has soaked up all the establishment help, namely Sen. Bill Nelson and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The press release:
(Tampa, FL) Alex Sink announced her support and endorsement of Alan Clendenin for Chairman of the Florida Democratic Party.
“Alan is a fearless advocate for Democrats and I have seen firsthand over the years how he has worked tirelessly to represent Democrats, serving as a State and National Committeeman, organizing to deliver votes to many successfully elected Democrats in Florida, and recruiting candidates to run for office. Alan has put forth a plan and vision which will lead our Party forward and help us continue to win elections at all levels."–Alex Sink
“The leadership of Alex Sink has brought quality representation for democrats, positively affecting all 67 Florida counties. I am honored and proud to have the support of CFO Sink, a dynamic democratic woman leader. To all Florida democrats, I stood with you yesterday, I stand with you today and I will still be standing with you tomorrow. Together we will move our party forward.” -Alan Clendenin
Alex Sink joins a growing list of key Democratic caucuses supporting Mr. Clendenin: The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida * The Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida * The Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida * The Democratic Veterans Caucus of Florida * The Democratic Business Caucus of Florida