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Florida GOP gets $170K from Republican National Committee in June

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The Republican National Committee gave the Florida GOP more than $170,000 in June. Federal campaign records show the Republican National Committee transferred $170,580 to the Republican Party of Florida in June. The transfer marks the latest in a series meant to help gear up for the presidential election. The state party has received about $1.3 million from the Republican National Committee since January 2015. The money was transferred to the state’s federal account, and can be used for mailers, get-out-the-vote…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.16.16 – Carlos Beruff is NOT apologizing regarding Obama remark

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Carlos Beruff made some news yesterday, but despite his aggressive response, it can’t be marked up as a good day for the Republican candidate for Senate. The Manatee County developer prides himself on not being politically correct, and he’s not absolutely not apologizing after the Huffington Post reported over the weekend (with video) of Beruff calling President Obama “an animal” in a speech last week in St. John’s County. “Unfortunately, for seven and a half years this animal we call president, because he’s an…

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Florida GOP picks its final delegates to convention this summer

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Republican Party of Florida Chairman Blaise Ingoglia on Saturday selected the 15 delegates and 15 alternates chosen as at-large delegates who had yet to be determined to be part of the state’s contingent of  99 delegates that will represent the Sunshine State at the Republican National Convention: They include former Miami-Dade Rep. Adam Hasner, who worked on U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign; incoming House Speaker Richard Corcoran, who campaigned for former Gov. Jeb Bush in New Hampshire; and Senate President Joe Negron, who also endorsed Bush.…

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Florida GOP minority outreach when your nominee is Donald Trump

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“Is there an issue?” asked Republican Party of Florida Community Engagement Chairman Michael Barnett after reciting Donald Trump’s declaration that he wants Mexico to build a security wall on the U.S. Southern border. “Apparently, there’s an issue.” Yes, there’s an issue. A survey conducted by the political opinion research group Latino Decisions last month shows that 73 percent of Florida Latinos view the GOP presidential front-runner as “very unfavorable.” Bennett was speaking to a group of ten members of his committee in a session…

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Todd Wilcox to Florida GOP: Set up Senate debates now

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In a wide-ranging interview in Jacksonville, GOP Senate candidate Todd Wilcox called for a debate among Senate candidates and called his opponents out in the process. “The role of the Republican Party of Florida should be to educate voters,” Wilcox said Wednesday, adding that it was “time for the party and the chairman to consider a debate series.” In doing so, Wilcox believes that voters would be the “stark contrast” between him and some of his opponents. **** One of…

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Jim Greer elected to serve on national Drug and Alcohol Testing Association board

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Jim Greer is back. Greer, the former head of the Republican Party of Florida, has been elected to a three-year term on the Drug and Alcohol Testing Association’s national board of directors. “As the former chairman of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association, and as a current board member, I am pleased that Jim has been elected to our national governing board,” said Joseph Reilly, past chair of the DATIA, said in a statement. “Jim’s experience as a successful businessman…

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Florida GOP touts milestones in memo to executive committee

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The Republican Party of Florida is touting its milestones in a memo to its executive state committee members. In the memo, GOP Chairman Blaise Ingoglia said party officials have spent the past year “focused on reforming, growing and strengthening our State Party.” “Our objective has been simple: Building a State Party that is effective at empowering the grassroots, winning elections, and spreading our conservative message of economic opportunity and individual empowerment,” wrote Ingoglia, a Spring Hill Republican and state representative.…

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