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Conservative talk show host: GOP should stop airing dirty laundry on Eric Eisnaugle ‘coup’

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Nobody likes airing dirty laundry, particularly if you are the Republican Party of Florida. In the battle of the yes-no-maybe coup of Speaker Designate Eric Eisnaugle, some Florida Republicans have tired of the of the increasingly hostile emails between RPOF chair Blaise Ingoglia and Orange County Republican Chair Lew Oliver. In the latest skirmish, Oliver’s missive accuses the Republican Party in Tallahassee of being “rudderless,” and once again warns of Ingoglia and his surrogates of poaching votes in the Speaker’s race.…

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Blaise Ingoglia doubles down, won’t resign and calls for GOP unity

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RPOF Chair Blaise Ingoglia has had enough of the baseless rumors and intense pressure from outside interests. And no, he will not be stepping down. Tired of accusations he masterminded an attempted coup over the future House Speakership of Eric Eisnaugle, the freshmen lawmaker responded today with an extensive, passionate email where he steadfastly denies any attempted coup against Eisnaugle. The Orlando Republican is set to assume the Speakership in 2021-2022. In the letter obtained by FloridaPolitics.com, Ingoglia responds to…

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Orange Co. GOP leader: Blaise Ingoglia should resign as Florida GOP chairman

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Another shot has been fired in the contentious behind-the-scenes battle in the Florida GOP over the future House Speakership of Eric Eisnaugle. Orange County GOP chairman Lew Oliver, in an email obtained Friday by FloridaPolitics.com, confirms that four House members districts vulnerable to Democrats in 2016 (three in Orange County), were given a “motive” to pair up with freshman Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, chair of the RPOF, in becoming Speaker in 2021-2022. In the email, Oliver calls the Republican Party in Tallahassee…

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Where does sh*t stand — the ‘legislative food fights’ edition

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Editor’s note: As the 2015 legislative session kicks into high gear, FloridaPolitics.com is continuing to report on several “legislative food fights” during the annual lawmaking period. These food fights don’t always make the front page of the traditional media outlets, but they are the kind of industry vs. industry or intra-industry turf battles that drive Tallahassee — and expand the field of play for state lobbyists. Here’s a look at where sh*t stands heading into the third week of session. Big…

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‘Technology in Elections Act’ passes unanimously

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Great news for those of us who have been following Florida’s Technology in Elections Act – the bill, otherwise known as the Peter Schorsch bill because it was my complaint against St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Scott Wagman that prompted this legislative action, passed the Florida House of Representatives today by a unanimous vote of 114-0.  Here is the full release from State Representative Eric Eisnaugle (R-FL), the bill’s sponsor: Today, Representative Eric Eisnaugle’s (R-Orlando) Technology in Elections Act (HB 869) passed…

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‘Technology in Elections Act’ passes unanimously

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Great news for those of us who have been following Florida’s Technology in Elections Act – the bill, otherwise known as the Peter Schorsch bill because it was my complaint against St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Scott Wagman that prompted this legislative action, passed the Florida House of Representatives today by a unanimous vote of 114-0.  Here is the full release from State Representative Eric Eisnaugle (R-FL), the bill’s sponsor: Today, Representative Eric Eisnaugle’s (R-Orlando) Technology in Elections Act (HB 869) passed…

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