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Fla Dems’ spokesman moving on

by John Kennedy | July 29th, 2011

Three years of speaking on behalf of the Florida Democratic Party, apparently is enough for Eric Jotkoff.

The state party spokesman said Friday that he plans to put aside his Blackberry for a while before moving onto the next opportunity. Jotkoff’s replacement is expected to be named Monday, said the departing spokesman, who plans to stay on another couple weeks.

Jotkoff served under two party chairs, Karen Thurman and her successor, Rod Smith. He also was a Smith spokesman when the former Alachua state senator ran for governor in 2006.

Quick with the quote, tweet or email, Jotkoff on Friday fondly recalled Democratic successes with the Obama campaign in Florida, and Republican missteps with disgraced former House Speaker Ray Sansom and criminally charged ex-GOP chairman Jim Greer.

“Over the next few weeks, I will be taking some time off to relax and recharge before announcing my future plans. I look forward to spending several weeks without having my Blackberry basically surgically attached to my hand because I won’t need to respond to the scandal de jour,” Jotkoff’s wrote in signing off.


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7 Responses to “Fla Dems’ spokesman moving on”

  1. Smug Doug Says:

    This guy had less substance than his candidates. But I’m sure Florida’s media will now consider him an icon and worship him. They’ll give him credit for Ray Sansom being a scum bag. Reality is though this guy never produced anything more than rhetoric, never an original thought or idea…never.

  2. Hally O'Brien Says:

    The guy probably knows the party is going under for the corruption with the majority of the Republican party…Bobby and Charlie.

    Smart guy to run for the hills and loose the blackberry

  3. Debra Says:

    Dont worry many are leaving the Democratic Party with you…

  4. John Says:

    Who cares? This isn’t news. Really?

  5. Brice Says:

    More like jerk-off…this guy was as much involved in instigating so-called scandals as anyone…don’t let the door hit ya on your way out!

  6. Tip for the next guy Says:

    “Quick with the quote, tweet or email, Jotkoff on Friday fondly recalled Democratic successes ….”

    Are you kidding? Quick with a tweet or email?? It was complete overkill!!!!! We should be so lucky next time to get some substance in there somewhere. Let the next FDN person take note! Please. Save us.

  7. Me Says:

    No Debra, many are leaving the R party as they are hypocrites and crooks.

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