Fla. GOP Chairman diagnosed with ALS

By Chris Ingram

Florida Republican Party Chairman Dave Bitner has confirmed to Irreverent View that he has been diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

Photo: Dave Bitner and wife Wendy.

Bitner was elected chairman by Republicans earlier this year and has vowed to continue to serve.

“I intend to give it all I’ve got. However long God gives me to continue, I will serve. The Party is going to get my best,” Bitner told Irreverent View. He added, “Just look at my schedule. I’m not slowing down.”

Bitner indicated he has Stage 3 ALS and will likely enter an experimental medical research program.

“It’s not a cure. I may get the experimental drug, or I may get a placebo, but my participation may help someone else in the future, so it’s worth it,” Bitner said.

That comment is indicative of the type of man Dave Binter is. Selfless and kind. Politics could use more people like Dave Bitner. Keep your chin up Dave. You and Wendy are in our thoughts and prayers. We need you!

Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.

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6 thoughts on “Fla. GOP Chairman diagnosed with ALS”

  1. Chris, You’re right about Dave. He is a good man. Can you imagine if that loser Jim Greer were diagnosed with something like this? He’s probably demand he be put in the front of the line for treatment. Dave is a class act.


  2. David Bitner is a good man, with tremendous
    courage, I pray that he gets the quality if life he deserves.
    God be with you Mr. Chairman!


  3. Thanks Chris for getting the word out about Dave Bitner and what an awesome man he truly is.

    Tyler and Gregor, you guys are right on the money about Dave as well.

    The prayer warriors I know are already out in force asking God to help Dave and Wendy battle this terrible disease.

    Go Chairman Dave!


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