The Hillsborough County Democratic Party has been known for a long time to take a backseat to the Hillsborough Republican Party regarding fundraising and getting people elected, something that Townsend vowed to attempt to end on her watch. here
announced in November that she would be stepping down.
She said “It is outrageous that false allegations, accusations and false claims floating around here in the DEC. We are destroying
ourselves from the inside.”