Republican Party Of Florida
Florida Republicans have been spared a potentially scandalous trial during an election year as the trial of the GOP’s former state chairman has been delayed to 2013.
Since taking office, Gov. Rick Scott has repeatedly boasted of rejecting billions of dollars from the federal government. Now, Washington has turned the tables, shutting down Scott’s plea for financial aid in a move that almost instantly took on political tones.
Even as embattled Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer fights criminal charges related to his former tenure, he is also suing two law firms in connection with his downfall as the party’s leader.
As Jim Greer, former chairman of the Florida Republican Party, awaits a scheduled July 30th trial over charges related to allegedly diverting state party funds to pay his personal expenses; new allegations from Greer say former Governor Charlie Crist paid two men to leave the state to hide Crist’s alleged homosexuality.
Despite protests from voting rights groups, Democrats, and several Supervisors of Elections; Florida’s voter roll purge isn’t slowing down. That’s left local elections departments with the tall task of trying to make sense of a list of “non-citizen” voters compiled by the state.
As the presidential campaign kicks into high gear over the summer, Florida is once again expected to be a key swing state that could decide who will occupy the White House. But troubling questions are coming up as the state seeks to purge voter rolls.
Florida Governor Rick Scott refused to endorse any GOP candidate for president, but with Rick Santorum’s Tuesday announcement the he is suspending his campaign; Scott threw his full support behind Mitt Romney.
A conservative Hispanic political group is a co-sponsor for the January Republican Party of Florida presidential primary debate, the group announced.
The winner of the Sunshine State’s GOP presidential primary will be the one with all the marbles, so to speak.
In what may be it’s most important campaign ever, the Florida GOP now has a new leader. Lenny Curry was unanimously elected chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, making him the fourth man to helm the organization in less than two years.