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Wasserman Schultz Lines Her Allies Up Against Gov. Rick Scott

By Javier Manjarres

debbie Miami ChamberCongresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s close friend Allison Tant has been elected  Chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, defeating her openly gay opponent State Committeeman Alan Clendenin.  Initially it appeared as if Clendenin might pull off the upset, but all the right handshakes and deals were struck to ensure Tant would win- textbook intra-party politics. 

Subsequent to Tant’s victory, Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement-

“Our leadership is comprised of dedicated Florida Democrats who will build on our victories in 2012 and help take the Florida Democratic Party to the next level,” adding, “United, the Florida Democratic Party has both the grassroots engagement and the resources needed to move Florida forward.”

Wasserman Schultz is now focused on ousting Republican Governor Rick Scott in 2014.  While Governor Scott’s approval ratings are anything but stellar, the jobs numbers are up and Florida’s economy is on the upswing.  Scott campaigned on getting Floridians back to work and the Governor does have an impressive record on jobs and regulatory reform that has helped Florida’s unemployment rate steadily decline since taking office in 2010.   

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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