Annette Taddeo’s party leadership stunt nets her another loss
On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Times named Florida Democrats as the Winner of the Week in Florida politics for their voter registration efforts.
Meanwhile, party chair Terrie Rizzo secured a major victory over her biggest critic, state Sen. Annette Taddeo, by securing the support of statewide Demss who voted to support her with a Party Unity resolution that passed 845 to 138.
It’s no secret that Taddeo had been attempting to undermine Rizzo through a series of press stories and unflattering quotes.
Taddeo led a small group of critics in forcing a meeting of Florida Democrats and was making calls to party leaders, indicating she had the votes to oust the chair.
The vote results showed the opposite, with Rizzo receiving massive support and a resolution Taddeo backed going down in defeat by a margin of 2 to 1.
And after being soundly defeated, Taddeo showed her petty side by abstaining from voting on the “Unity Resolution” calling on Florida Democrats to end their bickering, come together and support leadership. That resolution passed by a margin of 6 to 1.
Pettiness after a loss is nothing new for Taddeo. Neither is losing.
When asked if she