Dunnellon, FL - Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman released the following statement reacting to the DNC's Democratic Change Commission recommendations to the DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee for improving the presidential nominating process. After the Rules and Bylaws Committee acts upon these recommendations, the full DNC membership will consider the issue:
"I would like to thank DNC Chairman Tim Kaine and the members of the Democratic Change Commission for their hard work taking on the challenge of improving the presidential nominating process.
"While working with the Change Commission, I saw firsthand their genuine commitment to improve the Party's 2012 presidential nominating process and ensure that every person's vote is counted.
"While the commission's recommendations unfortunately don't address the issues that put Florida's 2008 primary vote in question, today's action by the Change Commission is the first step in a long process. As the recommendations move to the DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee and later to the full DNC, we will continue working with Chairman Kaine and the DNC members as we work to ensure that Florida's votes are counted in 2012 and beyond."