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GOP mocks national Dems for ‘zero chance’ of beating Vern Buchanan in 2018

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Though the 2018 congressional elections are still a year and a half away, the news headlines continue to make Democrats believe that 2018 will be a wave election that could see them take over the House of Representatives. It won’t be easy, even if the daily revelations from Washington continue to chip away at President Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s ratings. On Monday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced 20 more congressional districts targeted for recruitment and potential investment,…

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Adam Putnam touts Florida exceptionalism as he starts his campaign for Governor

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With a setting out of a Norman Rockwell painting, Florida Agriculture Commissioner and fifth generation Floridian Adam Putnam formally announced his candidacy for governor on Wednesday morning before hundreds of adoring friends and supporters in his home town of Bartow in Polk County. Harkening back to an earlier era, Putnam said “some people say that this doesn’t happen anymore – flags flying, high school bands playing, prayer on the court house steps, World War II veterans and children shoulder to shoulder, generations coming together in common…

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Blaise Ingoglia wins re-election as chair of Florida GOP

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Incumbent Republican Party of Florida chair Blaise Ingoglia swept to victory Saturday morning at the annual elections with a 152 to 76 vote over challenger Christian Ziegler. Ingoglia, in a speech touting his virtues, called attention to his own free-market and grassroots leanings, saying there was really only one way to win — through having feet on the ground and getting out and doing the work. “It’s sitting at home and saying goodbye to your wife and your children, driving to…

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Blaise Ingoglia, Christian Ziegler introduce new plans as Florida GOP chair race approaches

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As the race for Republican Party of Florida chair heads into its final days, Blaise Ingoglia and Christian Ziegler are proposing new plans to try to persuade fellow executive members to vote for them this Saturday. Ziegler is the 34-year-old Sarasota County Committeeman challenging Ingoglia’s re-election bid. He introduced a new website called The GOPExchange, a place Ziegler says where County Republican Party leaders can securely browse and download previously developed resources and used by other county parties to help support their efforts to…

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Blaise Ingoglia calls for plan to make Florida red permanently

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Earlier this week, Republican Party of Florida chair Blaise Ingoglia issued a statement to his fellow State Executive Committee Members promising to roll out his next “aspirational vision” for the future of the party. Ingoglia is engaged in a bid for another two-year as party chair, running against Sarasota committeeman Christian Ziegler. On Thursday he announced “Project Majority Red,” his goal to make Florida a permanently Republican state when it comes to voter registration. The Florida Democratic Party currently has an approximately…

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Blaise Ingoglia touts support from state senators in Florida GOP chair re-election bid

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Nearly a dozen state senators are throwing their support behind Blaise Ingoglia’s bid to keep his job as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. The Spring Hill Republican announced Wednesday the support of 10 state senators, including former Majority Leader Bill Galvano and former House Majority Leader and newly elected Sen. Dana Young. “Over this past election cycle, there has been a lot of rhetoric from the Florida Democrat Party, the media and those who wanted the grassroots to…

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Blaise Ingoglia announces more grassroots support for Florida GOP chair re-election bid

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Blaise Ingoglia is rolling out more endorsements from grassroots supporters in his re-election bid for Republican Party of Florida chair. The Spring Hill Republican announced Tuesday another two-dozen local Republican leaders have thrown their support behind his re-election bid. The endorsements signal continued grassroots support for Ingoglia as Florida GOP chair. “The grassroots of the Republican Party of Florida is literally the lifeblood of our organization,” he said in an email to members of the state party’s executive committee. “You are…

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