Diaz Steps Down as Democratic Leader

Diaz Steps Down as Democratic Leader

By The News Service of Florida

Two months after Democrats suffered historic losses across the state, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Manny Diaz resigned Monday.

“After much reflection, I regret to inform you that I have chosen to retire as FDP Chair, effective immediately,” Diaz wrote in a lengthy letter. “It has been a pleasure and honor to work with you, and rest assured, I will continue to fight with you to get Democrats elected.”

Diaz, a former Miami mayor, became Democratic chairman after the 2020 elections. During the 2022 elections, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis won re-election by nearly 20 percentage points and the GOP won all three state Cabinet seats and supermajorities in the Legislature, along with picking up four congressional seats.

“Floridians overwhelmingly adopted constitutional amendments that reflect our values,” Diaz wrote. “However, we cannot win elections if we continue to rely on voter registration to drive turnout, build field operations only around elections, and expect to get our vote out without engaging voters where they live; listening to them and earning their trust.”

Speculation had swirled since the November elections about whether Diaz would leave the chairman’s post.

“I like Manny. But you can’t lose by 19 points and get to stay to talk about it,” Congressman Jared Moskowitz, a South Florida Democrat said in a Twitter post. The party is expected to vote on new leaders when its executive and central committees meet this month in Maitland.

Republicans in 2021 took the lead in registered voters in Florida, after Democrats traditionally had an edge. “I don’t care about the ideology of the next Chair,” tweeted Sean Shaw, a former state lawmaker and the 2018 Democratic candidate for attorney general. “I care about their ability to register voters and run the actual operation of the (Florida Democratic Party) competently. Everything else comes after that.”

7 Responses to "Diaz Steps Down as Democratic Leader"

  1. The Marxicrats will never accept responsibility for their countless failures. They’ll always find a scapegoat to shift the blame. Tag; Manny… you’re it sport.

  2. Welcome class to “Understanding Liberals 101” lets begin todays class with a current news item!
    It wasnt Diaz’ fault for the Florida blood bath. It was largely a grassroots pushback against all the left’s disgusting ways, wokness, grooming, and your standard immoral things associated with The Democratic Party.
    No one else, had they been in Diaz position, could have made any difference in the outcome of the Florida election.
    So class lets apply our logic to the Diaz resignation…retirement…or however it is being spun. What we must conclude is Diaz is stepping down for other reasons than we the people are being led to believe. Now again using our logic, had there been a legitimate reason such as to spend more time with family, health resons, or accepting a promotion we would have been advised of that legitimate reason.
    Again knowing Democrats and specifically leftists as we do, as we apply logic to the scenario, we can only conclude one thing.
    And that must be that Diaz is trying to get out in front of a big reveal that he must have been involved with something totally disgusting and maybe illegal which, once revealed will make Andrew Gillum’s flame out from political life look almost saintly. Lets all just wait for the other shoe to drop in the Diaz story.

  3. “Democrats suffered historic losses across the state” I believe that is because of what the DC Democrats have been doing since 2015, spend all their time going after Trump the way they did, with Lie after Lie and Framing him just to Impeach him and they are still attacking him with Lies to keep him from running again. That is why I am now a Republican. The people has had enough.

  4. Every time I hear about these “Registration Drives” I always wonder, what happens when someone Registers as the OTHER Party than what THEY are? Do they turn them in with the others or do they trash them?

  5. That’s what happens when you make inappropriate endorsements such as endorsing one Tallahassee mayoral Democratic Party candidate over another.

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