Florida Democratic Party (FDP) Chairperson Manny Diaz on Jan. 9 resigned from office, calling the defeats in the 2022 election cycle “the final nail in the coffin.”
“After much reflection, I regret to inform you that I have chosen to retire as FDP Chair, effective immediately,” Diaz wrote in a letter To fellow Democrats. “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, who served as mayor of Miami, from 2001 to 2009 was elected Following disappointing results in the 2020 general election, he was named the chairperson of the Florida Democratic Party in Jan 2021. After Republicans won every state race on the ballot in 2022, he is leaving.
Florida Governor won the governor’s race. Ron DeSantis defeated Charlie Christ by 19 percentage points to win re-election. This included historic Democrat strongholds, such as Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County.
Following the November election, Republicans were also able to secure a supermajority in both chambers and the state legislature. They have 85 seats in 120-member House of Representatives and 28 in 40-member Senate.
Florida also sends more…