The Miami Dolphins’ push for a subsidized renovation to Sun Life Stadium appears to have divided the local Democratic Party, whose leadership has opposed the plan for weeks.
The divisions were evident Wednesday night at a forum the party organized featuring Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan, a renovation proponent, and former Commissioner Katy Sorenson, a critic. Both are Democrats.
Jordan accused the party of “bias” for taking a public stance against the Dolphins’ proposal.
“If the party has taken a position on this, there’s bias,” she said. “The party should stay out of this race.”
Party Chairwoman Annette Taddeo-Goldstein issued a statement last month opposing the stadium deal, which will go to voters in a May 14 referendum unless Florida lawmakers block Dolphins-backed legislation by Friday.
At the forum, party members said that while the party’s steering committee took a vote against the stadium renovation, the full Democratic Executive Committee will not weigh in until Monday.