It only took a week for traditional media to catch up on the ‘Leslie Dougher to be next RPOF chair’ story

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With less than a month to go before the Florida GOP selects a new state chairman, it’s  interesting to watch the traditional media play catch-up on this story.

Case in point is the News Service of Florida’s story from Brandon Larrabee headlined, “Dougher emerges as clear favorite as RPOF chair.”

Larrabee’s story come a full six days after SaintPetersBlog reported, “With @JoeGruters out of running for RPOF chair, Clay County’s Leslie Dougher emerging as leading candidate to replace @LennyCurry.”

That’s right, the blog the Florida GOP last year warned should be taken with a grain of salt was first with who would be the next chair of the Florida GOP.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.