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RNC names three top Florida staffers

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The GOP is positioning itself in the Sunshine State, as the Republican National Committee fills a trio of top Florida positions ahead of 2016. The Tampa Bay Times reports the RNC announced on Thursday that Brian Barrett will be the new state director; Alex Garcia will become deputy state director and lead Hispanic initiatives, and Ben Shankle will head data direction. “The RNC is building the largest, earliest and most data-focused field program in GOP history,” RNC Chair Reince Priebus said in a statement. “This new wave…

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