Email Insights: Leslie Dougher says “it’s good to be the (GOP) king”

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As Mel Brooks once said, “It’s good to be the king.”

It is definitely good to be on top of your game, especially if you are Republican Party of Florida chair Leslie Dougher.

Nov. 4 was a “historical night” for the GOP, says Dougher in an email to members of the state Executive Committee. “With all of the blood, sweat, and tears that we put in, we won’t forget it anytime soon.”

Dougher praises the state’s Republicans, who fought (and earned) every one of those victories.

With strong grassroots efforts, along with local Executive Committees, she proclaims the Party kept Florida “in the hands of conservative leaders and away from the liberal Obama agenda.”

Although Dougher remains a true believer to the cause, and honored by being in charge during such a successful election cycle, her work is not yet finished – starting with her running for re-election.

Therefore, instead of an email money blast, something pervasive during the elections, her pitch is to garner support for another term as RPOF chair.

“I humbly ask for your support so in 2016 we can repeat this historical GOTV effort that propelled our Republican candidates to victory,” she says. “And sent a clear message to Florida Democrats: It’s Working!”

After the near-blowout elections of 2014, with the GOP grabbing a supermajority in the Florida House, who can argue against giving Dougher a second term.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.