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Three of Carlos Beruff’s U.S. Senate opponents speak out on his “animal” remark

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Three more opponents of Florida GOP Senate hopeful Carlos Beruff are criticizing him after it was reported Sunday that he referred to President Obama as “an animal” while speaking in front of a group of St. John’s County Republicans last week. “Unfortunately, for seven and a half years this animal we call president, because he’s an animal, OK — seven and a half years, has surgically and with thought and very smart, intelligent manner, destroyed this country and dismantled the military under not one, not…

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On Adam Smith and trees falling in forests

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The inner workings of the Republican Party of Florida have been in the news this week after its Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer both exited the organization. POLITICO Florida’s Matt Dixon scored a major scoop over the weekend with news that Brad Herold was leaving his position as ED to manage Ron DeSantis‘ U.S. Senate campaign. FloridaPolitics.com advanced that story with a report that veteran staffer George Riley would be Herold’s replacement. Then, early Monday morning, POLITICO Florida’s Marc Caputo reported that the Florida GOP was…

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Brad Herold leaving Florida GOP to join Ron DeSantis Senate campaign

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Brad Herold is exiting his post as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Florida to serve as the campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis’s Senate bid. George Riley will take over January 16 as Acting Executive Director of the RPOF. Herold, a former deputy state director in Marco Rubio’s Senate office, has served as RPOF executive director since May. His hiring part of a widespread shake-up in the wake of the election of party chair Blaise Ingoglia. Herold’s move was first…

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Republican Party of Florida looks back at 2015

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The head of the Republican Party of Florida released a recap of a busy year Wednesday, ahead of a potentially momentous one in 2016. RPOF Executive Director Brad Herold said in his retrospective the state party tried to balance expenditures of time and money trying to win a Presidential cycle in November many observers expect to favor Democrats, while building a game plan to take back legislative seats and keep the Florida Cabinet Republican in the 0ff-year 2018 elections. The year began…

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Florida GOP to give presidential candidates ballot options

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The Republican Party of Florida is set to give presidential candidates three options to get on the March primary ballot. Party executive director Brad Herold says a rule proposed Thursday would automatically put candidates on the ballot if they attend a party-hosted summit in November. The party’s executive committee will vote on the rule Friday. If candidates don’t attend the Sunshine Summit, they would also be able to make the ballot by paying a $25,000 filing fee to the state…

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Email insights: RPOF says Dems face a ‘serious problem’ after Lenny Curry win

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In beating Alvin Brown in the Jacksonville mayor’s race on Tuesday, Lenny Curry may have shocked the world. But the former Republican Party of Florida chair did not shock the RPOF. according to a memo sent out Wednesday by Florida GOP Executive Director Brad Herold. He described Curry’s victory as “a result of the right leader supported by a carefully, planned-out ground game.” Curry’s victory “creates a serious problem for Democrats” just in time for the 2016 election, the memo asserts. Instrumental in Curry’s…

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The Florida GOP’s new Comms Director and Press Secretary are…

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Here’s a Monday night shot: on Tuesday, expect the Republican Party of Florida to formally name Brad Herold as Executive Director. Your chaser — the RPOF will also reportedly name Wadi Gaitan as Communications Director and Mallory Deason as Press Secretary. Deason comes on board by way of Enterprise Florida – Gov. Rick Scott‘s brainchild-within-a-brainchild housed in the relatively new Department of Economic Opportunity – while Gaitan comes over from Majority Office of the GOP-controlled House of Representatives. Gaitan, whose bilingual skills should…

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