Local Republicans have say in state GOP leadership races

Steve Simon and Hoe Brown represent an opportunity for some fresh voices, new ideas, and people with real-world experience to serve on the much maligned Republican Party of Florida’s state committee.

Irreverent View endorses Hoe Brown and Steve Simon for state committee

By Chris Ingram

With so many high-profile contested races on the GOP primary ballot, local Republicans may have a hard time figuring out whom to vote for in the lower-profile races that don’t get much money or media attention.

Way down on the ballot, Republicans in every Florida county have the opportunity to vote for two state committee members who will represent their county at the Republican Party of Florida. The position carries no government authority and is unpaid.

If your ballot is similar to mine, the state committee position may be on the back page of the ballot, and if you don’t know to look for it, you might miss it.

The position of state committeeman/woman is important in as much as Continue reading “Local Republicans have say in state GOP leadership races”

The RNC Moves In

Federal funds will pick up the rather hefty tab of $50 million for convention security, with the Federal Elections Committee providing the Republican National Committee’s Committee on Arrangements with $18.2 million to make Mitt Romney look good.

By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune

Published Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Republican National Convention, with all of its delegates, VIPs and more than 10,000 members of the media, will invade Tampa in 29 days and make the Gasparilla pirate “invasion” look like a junior varsity affair.

The convention will be the second most-covered media event of the year, following only the summer Olympics in London.

For most locals, the convention will be insignificant — other than traffic tie-ups and wall-to-wall media coverage that may drive people away from the TV in favor of a good book.

Ken Jones, chief executive officer of the nonprofit RNC host committee, is quick to point out that Continue reading “The RNC Moves In”

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