Schadenfreude has a new pronunciation today, and that is DOR-WERTH (or, rather, state Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary). The once and future king â€“ actually, speaker-designate â€“ was unseated today by Mike Clelland following a long night and long morning of number crunching by the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections office. Below, the not-at-all-pleased-with-itself press release from the Florida Democratic Party. So long, doughboy. We’ll miss you!
FL Dems Statement on Recount Results Confirming Clelland’s Victory in HD 29
TALLAHASSEE, FL â€“ The Florida Democratic Party today released the following statement in response to the results of a recount in House District 29 which has confirmed Democrat Mike Clellandâ€™s victory over former incoming House Speaker Chris Dorworth.
STATEMENT FROM FL DEMS CHAIR ROD SMITH:
â€śCongratulations again to Mike Clelland on a hard fought victory. After counting and recounting the votes, Clelland has proven the upset that should send shockwaves across the Republican Party and the deep pocketed special interests in Tallahassee.
â€śWe also congratulate Seminole County Democrats for their impressive victories this cycle.â€ť