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A Florida Democrat who is being hailed as a trailblazer for others in her party after she was able to win a special election last month did not know the pledge of allegiance when she opened a Miami-Dade County Commission meeting on Thursday.
The moment is a black eye for a party that Sunshine State voters had already resoundingly rejected in the 2022 midterms.
Former reporter Sabina Covo eked out a win in a special election on Feb. 27 for an open commissioner seat in District 2.
She won by a plurality in a 13-candidate race. The rules stipulated the person with the most votes won, so no run-off was held.
Covo, a Democrat, will serve in her position for eight months until a regular election is held in November.
Newly-elected Florida Democratic Party chair Nikki Fried, who voters passed over for Charlie Crist in the Democratic primary last year, celebrated Covo’s municipal win on Twitter.
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