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Trump campaign Florida chief Karen Giorno seeks national Republican post

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Karen Giorno, a former Donald Trump campaign senior adviser and Florida campaign director, announced Friday she is a candidate to be the state’s National Republican committeewoman for the Republican National Committee.

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Blaise Ingoglia puts Florida GOP fundraising efforts in context

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Blaise Ingoglia wants to put the Florida GOP’s second quarter fundraising numbers into context, telling state Republicans that a number of factors, including the possibility of special sessions, contributed to the mediocre haul. Ingoglia, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida and a Spring Hill state representative, acknowledged that second quarter fundraising numbers “were not great,” but told committee members that those numbers were “not inconsistent with what has been raised in similar situations.” “What was completely glossed over…

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Jack Latvala pledges to raise $50K over next six months for struggling Florida GOP

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Sen. Jack Latvala is stepping up to help the Republican Party of Florida, and he’s calling on others to follow his lead. The Clearwater Republican took to Twitter on Wednesday and said he plans to raise $25,000 to the Florida GOP in both the third and fourth quarter, for a total of $50,000 in the final six months of 2017. Latvala, a prolific fundraiser, then challenged others to match it. The pledge, and subsequent challenge, comes on the heels of…

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Florida state Senators raise $720K in Q2 of 2017, doubling state party

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Senate Republicans brought in more than $700,000 in the second quarter of 2017, more than double what the Republican Party of Florida raised in the same time frame. State records show the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $720,000 between April 1 and June 30. While the sum is down from the first three months of the year, it is still significantly more than the state GOP raised in the same three-month period. The top contributor to the committee during…

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Florida GOP’s second quarter fundraising one of worst efforts in two decades

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The Republican Party of Florida raised nearly $339,000 in the second quarter of 2017, marking one of the lowest quarterly fundraising hauls in more than two decades. State records show the Republican Party of Florida raised $338,942 between April 1 and June 30. The fundraising period covered a portion of the 2017 Legislative Session and a three-day special session, during which state lawmakers are prohibited from raising money.

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Darryl Paulson: Should the Florida GOP feel blue?

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Florida’s Republican Party has governed Florida for less than a third of the past 150 years. After the Civil War, a coalition of newly enfranchised blacks, a small number of native white Republicans and northern carpetbaggers dominated Florida politics from 1865 to around 1885. After the blacks were stripped of their voting rights at the end of Reconstruction, the Republican Party ceased to be a political force. By 1900, more than 90 percent of black voters were dropped from the…

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Republicans quickly attack Gwen Graham as non-achieving, non-transparent

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Republicans wasted little time, setting their sights quickly on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham Tuesday, accusing her of having no achievements in public service, and hiding some of her congressional records. In separate releases, the Republican Party of Florida said she lacks accomplishments to run on; the Republican Governors Association said the former congresswoman did not release her congressional records before leaving office at the end of December. The pair of responses may indicate a level of concern the Republicans could…

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