Republican Party of Florida

Florida’s largest registered club for Trump supporters has broken away from the state’s Republican Party. The Orange County Trump Republican Club was chartered in March under the Republican Party of Florida. Since then, its mission has been to maintain the momentum of election season and expand grassroots organizing ahead of the president’s re-election bid in 2020.

Millions Flow To Florida's Political Parties, Gov. Scott

Apr 12, 2016

Florida's two main political parties are getting tens of thousands of dollars from groups who had a stake in what happened during this year's legislative session.

The Republican Party of Florida has elected a new chair, state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia (R-Spring Hill). That means Governor Rick Scott’s hand-picked chairwoman, Leslie Dougher is out.

Dougher was appointed by Scott in May. She replaced Lenny Curry, who resigned in order to run for Mayor of Jacksonville. Dougher led the party to victory during the recent election cycle—and Republicans won a super-majority in the Florida House, and secured all cabinet positions, including Governor Rick Scott’s re-election. She was campaigning for a two-year term.

Think you've seen every attack possible in TV ads in the Florida governor's race?     

Well, you are probably right.

Even new ads popping up in the week before the election November 4th have the same old talking points -- just in different packages.

That's the conclusion of PolitiFact Florida -- which fact-checked the new ads with old attacks.

Fact-Checking Crist Flip-Flops

Oct 11, 2014

In the race for Florida governor, the TV ads just keep coming.           

The latest ad from the Republican Party of Florida attacks Democratic candidate Charlie Crist for his changing positions on everything from party affiliation to Obamacare to the economic stimulus plan and abortion.

PolitiFact Florida saw the ad and fact-checked the flip flop accusations.

If you watch television is the state of Florida, you have probably seen a TV ad from the Republican Party of Florida featuring a man who says he was swindled by Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein.

The battle for the Florida governor's office is fully engaged now.  

And, oddly, both Republican Governor Rick Scott and his challenger, Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, appear to be using some of the same ammunition.

Both the Republican Party of Florida and the Crist campaign have recently cited convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein in ads slamming their opponent.

Fact-Checking Scott and Crist on Duke Energy

Aug 24, 2014

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer has pledged to target candidates who he deems bad for the environment and as deniers of climate change.

And Florida Governor Rick Scott is one of the candidates in Steyer's sights.

It's the battle of the TV ads -- literally -- in the race for Florida governor. 

Former Republican governor and presumed democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist has launched his first TV ad, with lots of claims that were immediately countered by a fresh TV commercial from the Republican Party of Florida -- using parts of Crist's own ad.

Governor Rick Scott is traveling the state this week -- in full campaign mode -- following a 60-day legislative session that produced a number of things he can use on the campaign trail... not the least of which are tax and fee cuts.

He's also claiming victory for a law that will allow the children of undocumented immigrants in-state tuition rates.

But you don't have to travel too far back in time to hear Scott opposing that kind of law.

Fact-Checking GOP Attacks on Alex Sink

Nov 13, 2013

The Republican Party of Florida hasn't wasted any time in attacking Democrat Alex Sink, who has just announced she will run for the congressional seat of the late Bill Young.

Just hours after Sink announced, the Florida GOP posted a YouTube video that criticized Sink on a number of issues.

For one thing, the video's text reads, "...Florida's CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Alex Sink oversaw a 27 billion dollar loss in the state's pension fund."

Governor Scott Changes His Mind on Amazon Deal

Jun 14, 2013
Bill McCollum / WUSF News

After initially rejecting a proposal from Amazon, Gov. Rick Scott just announced he reached a deal with the company.  It could bring almost 3,000 jobs to the state.  

Ideologically speaking, Republicans aren't fans of taxes.  That is what forced Rick Scott to think long and hard about the state's deal with Amazon. Along with jobs, the deal also meant the company would begin collecting sales taxes from Florida residents who buy from Amazon. 

Universal Health Care executives overstated assets and submitted "misleading financial statements" to the state and a major creditor, according to state documents released Thursday by the Office of Insurance Regulation.

Meanwhile, Universal's founder, president and CEO, Dr. Akshay "A.K." Desai,  has resigned his post as finance chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.