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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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4th Floor Files talks with Chip Case on John Wayne, integrity and public service

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We sat down for a few minutes with Chip Case of Jefferson Monroe Consulting and he shared with us just a little bit about what makes him tick. Here is the file on Chip Case: Significant other? Children? Grand kids? A daughter, who is a blessing and will always be my greatest accomplishment. In 25 words or less, explain what you do. I’m a governmental and political consultant who specializes in leadership. If you have one, what is your motto? My…

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Must read from Newsweek: The Resurrection of Charlie Crist

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Newsweek goes all biblical on Charlie Crist: Not long ago, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist seemed like a dead pol walking. Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio was thrashing him in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Crist’s 30-point lead had swung to a 30-point deficit; funding was drying up, as were endorsements. “He’s deader than the day before yesterday,” former state GOP chair Tom Slade told the St. Petersburg Times in late April. “I don’t think there’s any way in the…

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