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Pinellas County GOP head Nick DiCeglie to run for head of state chairs

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After successfully leading his county to go red in last month’s presidential election, newly re-elected Pinellas County Republican Party Executive Committee Chairman Nick DiCigle is thinking ‘bigly’ for 2017. At next month’s state party meeting in Orlando, he intends to run for the Chairman’s Caucus Chairman, the leader of all 67 county GOP leaders from across the state. “My goal – if successful – is to share what worked for us here in Pinellas County with the other chairmen in the state…

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Marco Rubio endorses Blaise Ingoglia for Florida GOP chair

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Add Sen. Marco Rubio to the growing list of Republicans backing Blaise Ingoglia for Florida GOP chair. Ingoglia, a Spring Hill Republican state representative, announced Tuesday that Rubio has thrown his support behind his re-election bid. In an email to Republican Party of Florida executive committee members, Ingoglia said Rubio has “been a great friend to the RPOF” and thanked him for his leadership. “We look forward to seeing him shine in the U.S. Senate with Republicans now in control…

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Susie Wiles backs Blaise Ingoglia for Florida GOP chair

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A top Republican strategist has thrown her support behind Blaise Ingoglia in his re-election bid for chairman of the Florida GOP. Susie Wiles, a Jacksonville political consultant and an early supporter of President-elect Donald Trump, endorsed has Ingoglia’s re-election campaign, Ingoglia announced Monday. Wiles was Trump’s top political strategist in Florida, and helped deliver a Florida victory. “Susie Wiles and Trump Florida Team did an amazing job harnessing the passion and the enthusiasm of the voters this election cycle and…

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Blaise Ingoglia launches Florida GOP Chair re-election bid with endorsements from more than a hundred grassroots leaders

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Blaise Ingoglia clearly wants another term as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. And he’s lining up the grassroots support to win re-election. Ingoglia, the current chairman of the RPOF and a state representative, officially announced his candidacy Monday. The Spring Hill Republican also announced the support of dozens of Republican leaders from across the state, including state committeemen and women from Miami-Dade, Pinellas, and Palm Beach counties. “Two years ago, when I announced I was running for RPOF Chairman, I…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.18.16 – John Morgan for the people?

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What the hell do you have to lose? That was, of course, Donald Trump‘s rather crude appeal to black voters in our last national nightmare of a campaign that mercifully concluded 10 days ago. But that line could be one offered to Florida Democrats, in the wake of the movement to get John Morgan to run for governor in 2018. And the Orlando-based attorney, major Democratic Party fundraiser and grandaddy of medical marijuana released a statement Thursday indicating he’s not dismissing…

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Blaise Ingoglia announces he’s running for re-election as Florida GOP chair

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Announcing earlier than he intended to do, Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia said Thursday he will run for re-election to his post next January. “I was hoping to announce this after Thanksgiving so everyone could spend time with their families and give everyone a much-needed break from politics, but the events of today will not allow me, or us, that luxury,” Ingoglia wrote on his Facebook page. “I want everyone to know that I will indeed be running for…

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Christian Ziegler announces his candidacy for Republican Party of Florida Chair

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Christian Ziegler, the 33-year-old state committeeman for the Sarasota Republican Party, has announced his candidacy for chair of the Republican Party of Florida. “As we turn the page from the election, we have a lot of work to do over the next two years to ensure victory in 2018 — work that takes focus and resources,” Ziegler said in a statement sent to members of the Florida Republican Party Thursday. “In addition to supporting the Trump Administration, we will need to strengthen…

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