Florida Democratic Party Chairman Resigns After Rough Midterms

  • The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned Monday amid increasing pressure from within the party to step down after last year’s election cycle in which Republicans won big in historically liberal strongholds throughout the state.
  • “After much reflection, I regret to inform you that I have chosen to retire,” from post, Chairman Manny Diaz said.
  • Democrats lost every major statewide race in the Florida in November and several major legislative contests, adding to a growing number of defeats in the state in recent years.
  • In the race for governor, incumbent Ron DeSantis won by 19-point taking traditionally blue counties such as Miami-Dade and Osceola.