In recent days this website has been the subject of much conversation regarding our role in the continuing campaign for Florida Democratic Party Chair. Let us set the record straight on a few matters.
- While we advocate and support Alan Clendenin, we have in no way benefited from his campaign financially. We have not charged for the ad on this website which is merely a statement of our support for his candidacy.
- We have in no way coordinated our articles or series of articles with Mr. Clendenin. In fact, our writers operate autonomously, and in many cases our writers have expressed opinions completely independent of the other writers on this site. Both Dave Trotter and Kartik Krishnaiyer have strong personal opinions about the Democratic Party and these opinions sometimes conflict with the others’ view . However, they write independently under independent bylines and that is clearly noted in each article.
- Many of the questions raised about the role of this website in the race have been brought forth due to wild misinterpretations by those who either have a vested interest, be it political or financial in the fight for party chair. Unlike some of these attacks, we have not resorted to use anonymous websites, phony twitter names or fake handles in expressing our views.
- We strongly support Alan Clendenin’s candidacy for Chair. This however has no effect on some of the solutions we advocate for the future of the party. It is entirely possible in some cases that Allison Tant could implement similar structural changes. Our editorial opinions are not shaped by Mr. Clendenin’s candidacy but by our deep, abiding and committed belief in change for the Florida Democratic Party. To the extent that Mr. Clendenin’s candidacy is based around some of these ideals, we echo the same message. But this message is in no way scripted or coordinated.
It is important to understand this website is an independent entity that has not made a single cent off of political campaigns or candidates in 2012. We strive to maintain our independence at all costs. We take any implication of this being compromised seriously and that is why today we have put out this statement. Happy New Year to each and everyone of our readers. Let us hope that 2013 brings about the types of changes in the political process that many of us yearn for.
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