Palm Beach County Dem chair ‘interested’ in state post if Thurman leavesby George Bennett | November 4th, 2010
But if Thurman decides to step down in the middle of her four-year term, Siegel says he’s interested in her job.
“If she does retire, yes, I’m interested,” Siegel said.
Ring, who represents a northern Broward district, says even with Tuesday’s national GOP tsunami, the Florida Democratic Party should have been able to help Alex Sink win the tight governor’s race against Republican Rick Scott.
Siegel criticized Ring for supporting moving up Florida’s 2008 presidential primary to January, which led the Democratic National Committee to threaten not to seat Florida’s delegation at the party convention.
Asked what he thinks Thurman should do, Siegel said, “I think she shouldn’t make any important decisions during the shiva period. Next week she can think about it. But I think it’s just rude for people to be throwing rocks at this time.”
Florida Democratic Party spokesman Eric Jotkoff offered this comment on Thurman: “Chair Thurman is focused right now on personally thanking everyone who volunteered at our Campaign for Accountability offices across Florida, the grassroots activists and elected leaders who work so hard to make the Sunshine State a better place to live, and all of the Floridians who contributed to the Florida Democratic Party over this last several years.”