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Personnel note: Richard Corcoran committee hires Taylor Budowich

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House Speaker Richard Corcoran’s political committee has hired Taylor Budowich, privately described as a “first rate organizer” who has “contacts throughout the conservative movement.”

Budowich joins Watchdog PAC from Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, where he served as the organization’s executive director and national spokesperson.

“Taylor’s proven record of identifying and electing strong conservative fighters will be a great asset to Watchdog PAC’s mission of supporting limited government, pro-growth ideas and candidates throughout the state of Florida,” the group said.

Corcoran, a Land O’ Lakes Republican, has said he will decide after the 2018 Legislative Session whether to jump into the race for governor.

Nationally, Budowich organized hundreds of political rallies in support of conservatives like U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, along with congressmen from across the nation including Florida’s Ted Yoho and Ron DeSantis.

The organization’s national bus tours, which he oversaw, have made stops in over 40 states across the country, including over a dozen events throughout Florida.

Budowich was responsible for the media planning and operations for the Tea Party’s response to the State of the Union from 2012-16, delivered by conservative thought leaders like U.S. Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee, and former Florida Congressman Curt Clawson.

He has been published in USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, and The Dallas Morning News.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, 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.

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