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Blaise Ingoglia puts Florida GOP fundraising efforts in context

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Blaise Ingoglia wants to put the Florida GOP’s second quarter fundraising numbers into context, telling state Republicans that a number of factors, including the possibility of special sessions, contributed to the mediocre haul. Ingoglia, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida and a Spring Hill state representative, acknowledged that second quarter fundraising numbers “were not great,” but told committee members that those numbers were “not inconsistent with what has been raised in similar situations.” “What was completely glossed over…

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Jack Latvala pledges to raise $50K over next six months for struggling Florida GOP

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Sen. Jack Latvala is stepping up to help the Republican Party of Florida, and he’s calling on others to follow his lead. The Clearwater Republican took to Twitter on Wednesday and said he plans to raise $25,000 to the Florida GOP in both the third and fourth quarter, for a total of $50,000 in the final six months of 2017. Latvala, a prolific fundraiser, then challenged others to match it. The pledge, and subsequent challenge, comes on the heels of…

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With school funding in jeopardy, Florida GOP at odds again

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An effort by Florida’s Republican leaders to put aside recent acrimony and reach a new budget deal was falling apart on the eve of a three-day special session. If legislators can’t reach an accord, Florida’s public schools could be in danger of losing billions for the upcoming school year. Legislators are scheduled to return to the state Capitol on Wednesday. They plan to pass a new budget for the state’s public schools and set aside money for top priorities of…

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Blaise Ingoglia calls Oval Office meeting with Donald Trump a ‘humbling experience’

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Blaise Ingoglia was part of a small group of state party heads who met with President Donald Trump earlier this month to talk about issues important to their communities. Ingoglia, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida and a state representative, was one of 10 Republican party leaders, primarily from swing states to meet with Trump and Reince Priebus, the president’s chief of staff, during a meeting in Washington, D.C. last week. The Spring Hill Republican said the president…

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Blaise Ingoglia announces more grassroots support for Florida GOP chair re-election bid

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Blaise Ingoglia is rolling out more endorsements from grassroots supporters in his re-election bid for Republican Party of Florida chair. The Spring Hill Republican announced Tuesday another two-dozen local Republican leaders have thrown their support behind his re-election bid. The endorsements signal continued grassroots support for Ingoglia as Florida GOP chair. “The grassroots of the Republican Party of Florida is literally the lifeblood of our organization,” he said in an email to members of the state party’s executive committee. “You are…

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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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