Out On The Trail: Ceasar Predicts Clinton Victory

Broward County Democratic Party Chairman Mitch Ceasar

Hillary Clinton will win Florida says former Broward County Democratic Party Chairman Mitch Ceasar.

Ceasar, a member of the Democratic National Committee, sat down with SFGN just prior to the start of the Dolphin Democrats meeting on Jan. 13 at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors.

“Hillary will win Florida, I have no doubt,” Ceasar said. “The Clinton family’s ties in Florida go back more than 25 years.”

Ceasar said another race to watch in the Sunshine State is the campaign for Marco Rubio’s abandoned U.S. Senate seat where Congressmen Patrick E. Murphy and Alan Grayson are competing for the Democratic nod.

“Grayson has an electability issue,” Ceasar said. “He’s very outspoken about certain issues.”

Grayson indeed has made noise recently of bringing a lawsuit forward if U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas wins the Republican Party’s nomination for President. Grayson contends because Cruz was born in Canada -- and only recently renounced his Canadian citizenship -- his eligibility to serve as America’s Commander-in-Chief is in doubt.

“It’s a matter for courts to determine and there are legitimate arguments,” Grayson told The Hill, when asked about Cruz’s eligibility to be President based on the “natural-born citizen” requirement in the U.S. Constitution.

Meanwhile, at the local level, Ceasar is campaigning for Broward Clerk of Courts, seeking to replace the retiring Howard C. Forman. There are currently six candidates filed for the position. In addition to being a practicing attorney and former Broward Democratic Party boss, Ceasar notes he was an early advocate for LGBT rights.

“It was just automatic for me,” Ceasar said. “I marched in the some of the early pride parades here not because it was politically advantageous, but because it was the right thing to do.”

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