Annette Taddeo gets union nods like in 2016, when she lost

Annette Taddeo gets union nods like in 2016, when she lost
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Two key unions announced Tuesday that they endorsed Annette Taddeo in her bid to replace former Senator Frank Artiles, who was forced to resign in April after he was caught in a racial rant against a black legislator.

The leaders of SEIU Florida and AFSCME Florida both said they were pleased to back Taddeo, who has always had the union endorsements in every single election she has lost and is running for the Democrat nomination against former State Rep. Ana Rivas Logan.

“We have a great opportunity to elect Annette Taddeo who has a proven track record of being a passionate and determined voice for the residents of Senate District 40,” SEIU Florida President Monica Russo, said in a statement. “Annette brings both grace and grit to this crucial race. She is a fighter and a negotiator. Should she win, expect Annette Taddeo to go toe-to-toe with the power structure to fight for the rights of working folks.”

Key words: Should she win. Because what Taddeo really has is a proven track record of losing elections. The SEIU should know that. They endorsed her last year against former Congressman Joe Garcia in that Democratic primary. So did the local AFL-CIO and United Teachers of Dade.

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“Taddeo’s candidacy has excited members because of her strong understanding of the issues South Floridians face, her plans to tackle income inequality and focus state government on the needs of working people instead of corporate CEOs and her commitment to protecting workplace freedoms,” the statement Tuesday said.

There’s no doubt that this could have an impact in a special election where there is a tiny little turnout projected. Much less than the 20,390 who voted in the district in the August Democratic primary. Combined, the local AFSCME and SEIU chapters represent more than 6,000 workers in Senate District 40 — which could give her an edge, if they all vote for her. The endorsement likely comes with some phone banking and certainly with bodies on election day to hand out palm cards at voting locations.

But, again, Taddeo had all the union endorsements and their people in 2016, and Garcia still beat her 52 to 48 percent.

12 Responses to "Annette Taddeo gets union nods like in 2016, when she lost"

  1. D40   June 27, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I love it Mr. Goldstein is a millionaire what does she know about income inequality?, why doesn’t she use her real last name? She is the definition of insanity. Ana Rivas Logan is a better choice if not her then a Republican will win.

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  2. D40   June 27, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Mrs. Goldstein is lying to voters already she has lost 5 elections, she owns shares of Exxon mind you she is all about green energy. She owns shares of tabbacco company , pfizer which had to pay a huge fine by the fec. She is the wrong choice for the 6th time

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  3. Esteban Dido   June 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    WTF!! Translation. “Que Kojones” What track record??? What has she done for district 40 or any other??? Please name one thing!

    “Annette Taddeo who has a proven track record of being a passionate and determined voice for the residents of Senate District 40,”

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  4. Living in the Banana Republic   June 28, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Anette whatever last name she uses will defintely give the Republicans the best chance of holding on to D40 in September.
    What’s next for Taddeo G a run for Presidente of Colombia?

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  5. Sam Feldman   June 28, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Wow! The hate brigade is out again. Can we expect any less from the Republicans? History says ‘no.’ Want proof? See above.
    Annette may have lost previous elections, but she has always been a graceful and forceful advocate for our communities. There is nothing there to justify that hatred.

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  6. Kendall   June 28, 2017 at 8:43 am

    What voice I was there when she lost the commiteewomen position and she thru a fit, saying Stephen Bittle betrayed her.

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  7. Pietro Giambroni   June 29, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Ana Rivas Logan is a better choice if not her then a Republican will win,The hate brigade is out again. Can we expect any less from the Republicans? History says ‘no.’ Want proof? See above.

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  8. Victor   June 30, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Everyone that I know is tired of giving her money. She should return all of her donations with a muffin basket.
    The woman doesn’t do anything for the community. The only time I remember her do anything besides run for office, is when she posts videos of her kids.

    She isn’t involved in any nonprofits or charities. She isn’t out there testifying at public meetings or moving forward any civic justice.

    She would be a great contender for the GOP’s lifetime achievement award. She must be the GOP MVP every year.

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  9. This is Ridiculous!   June 30, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I agree with Victor. Annie just wants “El Titulito” and the prestige that comes from the position.

    Now, make no mistake; if elected, she has absolutely no interest or desire to work in a bipartisan manner. She will “rubber-stamp” anything that the big D tells her – good or bad. And I’ll go even further – if she loses, I’ll bet you that she’ll throw her hat, yet again, for Ileana’s seat.

    What an embarrassment this woman is.

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  10. Count LF Chodkiewicz Chudzikiewicz   July 1, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    I live in Fort Lauderdale n resent endless fundraising appeals from Miss Taddeo who got my name from a Charlie Crist mailing list I assume. And former Congressman Murphy is another pain with his e-mails.

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  11. The truth district 40   July 2, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Ana Rivas Logan voted to expand access to guns, was anti-obamacare, and is against LGBT people. She is a republican, and she will lose.

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  12. Victor   July 5, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I wish the unions would let their members vote on the endorsements… they are all in bed with the key political players …

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