Is a deal in the works between Dave Bitner and Deborah Cox-Roush?

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That’s what this report from Sunshine State News suggests:

According to sources who spoke confidentially to Sunshine State News, Cox-Roush and Bitner have “an arrangement” going in to Saturday’s RPOF elections. The agreement stipulates that the winner will support the other for vice chair.

Cox-Roush rejected that scenario on her part, saying, “I am not a candidate for vice chairman.”

Bitner was not available for comment.

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