Florida GOP

After weeks of silence about the event, Republican Party of Florida leaders said Tuesday their big annual fundraiser -- with President Donald Trump as the keynote speaker -- will be held Dec. 7 in Miami.

President Donald Trump has postponed his scheduled appearance Tuesday at The Villages in Sumter County following the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

President Donald Trump is coming to the rescue of the Florida Republican Party and its annual marquee fundraiser.

The Republican Party of Florida has elected a new leader.

State Sen. Joe Gruters of Sarasota was chosen to lead the state GOP at the party's annual meeting in Orlando Saturday.

But in a large white tent outside the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Republicans appeared divided on which direction the party should go, with 40 percent of the 173 committee members throwing their support behind Eric Miller, a 47-year-old military veteran who also once challenged disgraced former state chairman Jim Greer. Lake County state committeewoman Patricia Sullivan of Mt. Dora nominated Miller, saying later that the choice “would have re-energized a lot of grass-roots activists disillusioned with some of the decisions the party has made,” pointing to controversial Common Core educational standards as an example.

Gov. Rick Scott Makes Top 10 Political Quotes List of 2012

Dec 29, 2012

Even in a hotly contested political year filled with national elections, Florida's governor made the Washington Post's list of the top 10 political quotes in 2012.

To be clear, the quote is not from Gov. Rick Scott. It is a "sound bite" about Florida's first term governor who spent millions of his own money to win the Republican nomination and the general election in 2010.