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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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Darryl Paulson: Selecting party chairs: The Florida experience

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(Part 2 of 2)  In the first part of this series, I discussed the process and candidates used by the Republican and Democratic parties to select their national party chairperson. We will now look at the process and candidates used to choose the Florida Republican and Democratic chairs. After a disastrous showing by the Florida Democratic Party in the 2016 election, a fate which has become all too common for the party, the chair of the Florida Democratic Party decided…

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Darryl Paulson: Selecting the national party chairperson

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(First of two parts) The state and national elections are over. At least most of them are over. Still to be decided is the person who will chair the Florida and national party organizations. Is it much ado about nothing, or do party chairs make a difference? Selecting the party chairperson is normally easier for the victorious party. Whoever wins the governorship or presidency usually can handpick the leader of the party. This was not the case in 2015 when…

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Florida managed care executive Tammy Meyerson dies

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Tamara Fox Meyerson, president and chief executive officer of the South Florida-based Preferred Medical Plan, died on Friday. She was 45. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Tamara Fox Meyerson,” the health plan noted on its website. “Tammy was our leader, our colleague, and our friend. Her family and all of us who worked with her over her decades of service to Preferred Medical Plan and the South Florida community miss her dearly. Her…

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Mitch Caesar in HuffPo: The Curious Case of Charlie Crist

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From Mitchell Caesar: To be, or not to be — that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous primary defeat or take up the arms of an independent, against a sea of partisan troubles and by opposing political parties, end them. This is the soliloquy Florida Governor Charlie Crist confronted, not facing a skull, but his well tanned self in the mirror. This story began at the political beginning, which…

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Someone’s dumping a Charlie Crist portrait on eBay, but Florida Republican Party says, ‘Not us’

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Someone is trying to peddle a portrait of ex-Republican, newly-independent Charlie Crist on eBay. But the Florida Republican Party is disavowing any association with it or the sale. Although party officials said Friday they planned to auction off a used portrait of Crist recently removed from GOP headquarters, the one currently up for bid is not theirs — despite the seller’s advertised name: “florida_gop.” “I just found out about that a few minutes ago. That’s not ours,” said Katie Betta, spokeswoman for the state…

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Someone’s dumping a Charlie Crist portrait on eBay, but Florida Republican Party says, ‘Not us’

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Someone is trying to peddle a portrait of ex-Republican, newly-independent Charlie Crist on eBay. But the Florida Republican Party is disavowing any association with it or the sale. Although party officials said Friday they planned to auction off a used portrait of Crist recently removed from GOP headquarters, the one currently up for bid is not theirs — despite the seller’s advertised name: “florida_gop.” “I just found out about that a few minutes ago. That’s not ours,” said Katie Betta, spokeswoman for the state…

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