Florida Democrats Start Convention Delegate Selection Process


Even though the selection of its presidential candidate for the 2012 election is not in question, the Florida Democratic Party will hold statewide county caucuses on May 5 to begin its delegate selection process for the national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

The state is sending 300 delegates and 23 alternates to the conference.

Those selected will advance to the party’s statewide convention June 1-3 in Tampa where they will take part in the final phase of the process. 

“Florida Democrats are looking forward to the national convention this summer and are energized heading into 2012,” Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux stated in a release. “The county caucuses are an exciting chance for Democrats to get involved and help rally support for President Obama.”

Registered Democrats who want to be a delegate must first file with their county Democratic Executive Committee leadership by April 27.


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