Haridopolos: ‘We told you so’ about Florida’s GOP primary

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With the Republican race still a tossup and all eyes turned to Florida, Senate President Mike Haridopolos said state Republican leaders are benefiting now for holding their ground on an early presidential preference primary in Florida “Every once in a while it feels good to be right,” Haridopolos said via The News Service of Florida. “It was a risk, don’t get me wrong, but it was a good risk. They eyes of the nation and the eyes of the world are on us. ” Beyond the PR boost, the Merritt Island Republican told reporters Tuesday that the Jan. 31 date puts the state in the proper position in the electoral process, taking a seat of influence that the fourth largest state deserves. “We are the ultimate bellwether state in the general election why shouldn’t we be the bellwether in the primaries, but only after some of the lesser candidates get their shots in Iowa and New Hampshire.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.