Some prominent Florida Democrats were quick to condemn the selection of Neptune Beach Republican Rep. Cord Byrd to the Secretary of State position.
Republican support manifested, meanwhile, including from a spokesperson for the Governor and some other Northeast Florida conservatives.
Among those Democrats sounding dissonant notes about the Byrd selection: Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried.
“The Secretary of State should serve the people of Florida, but Cord Byrd today was appointed because he will serve only Ron DeSantis. This reckless appointment should make every Floridian question Ron DeSantis’ commitment to free, fair, and democratic elections,” Fried tweeted from her campaign account...