Thurman Quits as Florida Democratic Party Leader

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

Karen Thurman is quitting as Florida Democratic Party chairwoman.

The former congresswoman and state lawmaker announced her
retirement Friday, November 12, just 10 days after Democrats took a drubbing in this year's election.

Some Democrats began calling for her resignation just hours
after the vote-count ended.

Republicans swept all statewide races -- governor, U.S. senator,
attorney general, chief financial officer and agriculture
commissioner -- and picked up four congressional seats.

Democrats also lost five seats in the Florida House and two in
the Senate.

Thurman did not mention the election losses in a two-page letter
to party leaders, but wrote that she was looking forward to
spending more time with her family.


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