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Florida political parties respond to request for bilingual spokesperson

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Earlier this month, a group of Spanish-language journalists and community leaders sent a letter to the respective chairs of the Florida Republican and Democratic parties, calling on them to hire a bilingual spokesperson to “successfully relay your message to the Latino media.” “Our intent here is to convince you that Hispanic engagement is crucial, no matter the political persuasion,” wrote over 40 members of United Hispanics/Latinos of Florida. “Latino voters are the future of the American electorate. Do not pass…

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Blaise Ingoglia delegates RPOF fundraising to Joe Gruters, Peter Feaman

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Republican Party of Florida Chairman — and state Rep.- – Blaise Ingoglia held a meeting Friday evening in which he divested himself of his fundraising duties and transferred them to party Vice Chairman Joe Gruters and Republican State Committeeman Peter Feaman for the duration of the 2015 legislative session. The move was made in order to remain in compliance with a state law that prohibits state lawmakers from raising funds during session, and will revert back to the status quo when the Legislature adjourns sine…

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Get your checkbooks ready this week for pre-session political fundraisers

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Whip out those checkbooks, Tallahassee lobbyists and PAC chairs, as the clock ticks down on pre-session legislative fundraisers. Florida law prohibits legislators from raising money during session, so the final hours before the 2015 legislative session – which starts Tuesday – means a last-minute whirl of fundraising receptions, many of which will be in the shadow of the Florida Capitol. Schedule for Monday, March 2: 4:00 p.m. –  Republican Party of Florida Fundraiser at Governors Club – 2nd Floor — Gov.…

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RPOF keeps Richard Swarttz as CFO, names Nancy Watkins compliance officer

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Richard Swarttz will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer of the Republican Party of Florida, Chair Blaise Ingoglia said today. In a statement, Ingoglia also named Nancy Watkins and her firm, Robert Watkins & Company, as outside compliance accounting consultants for the party. “I am pleased to announce that Richard will continue to serve our party in this role and that Nancy and her firm will be serving the party as our outside compliance accounting consultants,” Ingoglia said. …

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Blaise Ingoglia asks if Florida Democrats are really ‘Ready for Hillary’

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Blaise Ingoglia, newly elected Republican Party of Florida chair, has a question today for state Democrats: “Are you ready for Hillary Clinton, as foreign governments seem to be?” Ingoglia refers to statements made by several leading Republicans saying the William J. Clinton Foundation has taken donations from foreign governments, even while Hillary – the prospective Democratic presidential candidate for 2016 – served as secretary of state. “I wonder what Florida Democrats and Chairwoman Allison Tant have to say about this obviously ethically corrupt…

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