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Democratic party chooses new chairperson

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Posted at 11:41 PM, Jan 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-27 18:56:35-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--Democratic party leaders have chosen a new chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party.

Saturday party leaders chose Allison Tant, a major fundraiser for President Obama.

The decision is their next step in looking towards the 2014 gubernatorial race.

Tant released a statement saying that she is looking forward to working towards defeating Governor Rick Scott and electing democrats up and down the ticket.

Her fund-raising experience could be very important as democrats try to unseat Scott next year and win a gubernatorial election for the first time since 1994.