By Chris Ingram
The Tampa Tribune
Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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 generally don’t get much money or media attention.
Among those, 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 in 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 is important in as much as the committee sets the rules that govern the Republican Party of Florida. With past issues of RPOF-issued credit cards being used for personal use among many Florida legislators, combined with the Jim Greer saga, good management and oversight of the RPOF is in order.
In Pasco County, incumbent RPOF state committeeman Bill Bunting faces Steve Simon. The race is getting far more media attention than one of these down-ballot party positions normally receive due to an unlikely occurrence.
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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