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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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Donald Trump wins all votes of Florida’s Electoral College

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As expected, Florida’s 29 Republican members of the Electoral College on Monday cast their vote for Donald Trump for president and Mike Pence for vice president. The electors are among Florida’s most loyal Republicans. They were chosen by the state GOP and approved by Gov. Rick Scott. The votes were cast as dozens of protesters hollered and chanted against Trump in the Capitol rotunda. Secretary of State Ken Detzner, who was appointed by Scott, presided over the highly-scripted and generally…

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Marco Rubio endorses Blaise Ingoglia for Florida GOP chair

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Add Sen. Marco Rubio to the growing list of Republicans backing Blaise Ingoglia for Florida GOP chair. Ingoglia, a Spring Hill Republican state representative, announced Tuesday that Rubio has thrown his support behind his re-election bid. In an email to Republican Party of Florida executive committee members, Ingoglia said Rubio has “been a great friend to the RPOF” and thanked him for his leadership. “We look forward to seeing him shine in the U.S. Senate with Republicans now in control…

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Susie Wiles backs Blaise Ingoglia for Florida GOP chair

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A top Republican strategist has thrown her support behind Blaise Ingoglia in his re-election bid for chairman of the Florida GOP. Susie Wiles, a Jacksonville political consultant and an early supporter of President-elect Donald Trump, endorsed has Ingoglia’s re-election campaign, Ingoglia announced Monday. Wiles was Trump’s top political strategist in Florida, and helped deliver a Florida victory. “Susie Wiles and Trump Florida Team did an amazing job harnessing the passion and the enthusiasm of the voters this election cycle and…

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Blaise Ingoglia launches Florida GOP Chair re-election bid with endorsements from more than a hundred grassroots leaders

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Blaise Ingoglia clearly wants another term as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. And he’s lining up the grassroots support to win re-election. Ingoglia, the current chairman of the RPOF and a state representative, officially announced his candidacy Monday. The Spring Hill Republican also announced the support of dozens of Republican leaders from across the state, including state committeemen and women from Miami-Dade, Pinellas, and Palm Beach counties. “Two years ago, when I announced I was running for RPOF Chairman, I…

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Blaise Ingoglia announces he’s running for re-election as Florida GOP chair

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Announcing earlier than he intended to do, Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia said Thursday he will run for re-election to his post next January. “I was hoping to announce this after Thanksgiving so everyone could spend time with their families and give everyone a much-needed break from politics, but the events of today will not allow me, or us, that luxury,” Ingoglia wrote on his Facebook page. “I want everyone to know that I will indeed be running for…

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Optimism holds that 2012’s three-hour and longer voter lines will not reappear

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The record voter turnouts being seen in Orange, Osceola, and many other counties for early- and mail-in voting is offering the best hope that Tuesday Florida might not see many or any of the disastrous and embarrassing three-, four-, and five-hour voting lines that plagued key precincts in the presidential election of 2012. You remember 2012: while voting went relatively smoothly in most of Florida’s 67 counties and in the majority of its precincts, enormous crunches hit others in that…

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