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Nikki Fried Joins Andrew Colton On WIOD, Says Dems Ready To Battle DeSantis


Fried, Former Agriculture Commissioner, Elected Saturday As Florida Democratic Chair. Ready To Take On Gov. DeSantis, Republicans.


Nikki Fried, seen in her official State of Florida photo. She is now Florida Democratic Chair. (Courtesy State of Florida).

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Newly-elected Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried joined me Monday on South Florida’s First News on NewsRadio 610 WIOD. Fried, the former Commissioner of Agriculture for Florida, was elected Saturday as chair of Florida’s Democratic Party. She acknowledged the Democrats have a lot to do — and must stand up to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Listen to the interview, below, now republished on

“That’s one of the things that I’ve been talking about, not just, you know, during this campaign for chair, but I’ve been saying it for the last couple of years, that you’re right, you know, you’re seeing every single day, you know, 10, 15 stories from the Governor, you know, 95% of them are showing that we’re losing our freedoms and our democracy here in our state. And the Democrats have been silent.”

Fried said that some Democratic leaders in Florida feel threatened by Gov. DeSantis and may feel that the Democratic Party isn’t behind them. Fried told me that it’s time for that approach to change.

Listen To Andrew Colton interview Nikki Fried on South Florida’s First News on NewsRadio 610 WIOD.

“You know, for four years, I was the only statewide elected Democrat. And well, I had a voice, I was only one. And so that’s one of the issues that we’re going to be addressing is making sure we’re lifting up the Democrats across the state who are doing good work for the people, but also being able to be critical of what is happening in our state, and the wrong direction that this governor is taking us.”

Listen above to the complete interview with Nikki Fried, as heard on “South Florida’s First News with Andrew Colton” on NewsRadio 610 WIOD.



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