TALLAHASSEE — Florida Democrats pinned their hopes to Manny Diaz on Saturday, entrusting the former Miami mayor to revive the party’s fortunes after a disastrous election cycle where President Donald Trump won the state and Democrats lost congressional and legislative seats.
Diaz defeated two other candidates for the chairmanship during the annual meeting of the Florida Democratic Party, which was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our Florida Democratic Party is at a crossroads,” Diaz said just before the vote. “While Democrats all over the nation make gains, we continue to lose ground. We continue to lose elections.”
Diaz, a prominent Miami Cuban, made a splashy entrance into the race in late November,…
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