by Sarah Rumpf 15 May 2015
ORLANDO, Florida—As the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) gathers in Orlando for their quarterly meeting, RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia joined Breitbart News for an exclusive interview about the party’s plans for 2016 and the important role he expects Florida to play in the elections.
Ingoglia told Breitbart News that RPOF has made substantial structural and strategic changes as 2016 approaches. “The first thing that we realized was that in order to win 2016, we had to have a better ground game,” he said. “The GOP dominates in midterm elections and we sort of have our challenges in presidential elections, [so we are] refocusing our attention to grassroots, boots on the ground, being involved in the community, and giving the grassroots leaders of the county parties the tools they need to go back into their communities to get their local people elected but also turn out the vote for our statewide candidates.”
Ingoglia described how the party had reorganized to help their ground game efforts. Previously, the party representatives had met at the quarterly meeting by Congressional districts, and each county has a Republican Executive Committee that meets monthly. Now, starting with this quarterly meeting, additional caucuses would be also organized by region: the Panhandle Caucus (Tallahassee, Pensacola), Northeast Florida (Jacksonville, St. Augustine), I-4 Corridor (Tampa, Orlando, Daytona), Southwest Florida (Naples, Fort Myers), and Southeast Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, St. Lucie). Continue reading at breitbart.com.
No surprise here. If we look at one of this areas Congressional Representatives, Ron DeSantis, we should be happy to have him run for the Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio. If the attacks that are being sent by the Florida Democrat Party are any indication, he should make us proud.
From Shark Tank-
A high profile Republican campaign announcement would not be the same if the Democrats didn’t open up their political playbook and attempt pounce on the GOP candidate, accusing him or her of being anti-Woman, anti-Hispanic, anti-Equal rights, or even anti-Guacamole.
Here is what the Florida Democrat Party on their not-so-flashy DeSantis attack website.
Meet Congressman Ron DeSantis, a politician who loves Washington’s partisan extremism and dysfunction. He’s part of the problem in Washington, and now he’s running to take his extreme views to the U.S. Senate.
So much for wanting to be viewed as FISCAL hawks. Why does the Republican run State legislation continue to grow the budget?
Heck, 4 years ago the grassroot organizations where supporting and voting for politicians that were going to cut the budget. Yes, I grew up in another country, but, going from $65 Billion to $80+ Billion is not exactly a cut. Government has again proven that if the money is there, it will be spent.
Please read this good article about this years budget from Sunshine State News-
Florida Republicans have made political hay during Obama’s presidency by trying to contrast the state government with the dysfunction in the Beltway. Things might be bad in Tallahassee, the GOP leaders say, but nowhere near as bad as in Washington.
Well, we all knew that it was too good to be true. The fact that the Campus Carry Bill made it through several committees on the Representative side in Tallahassee did not mean it would make it through the Senate. It was pulled from it’s most recent committee agenda which meant it did not even get a vote. Go figure!!!
Please read this article in the Sunshine State News-
“The lies involved in the stalling of this bill are unfortunate and despicable,” Rebekah Hargrove, president of Students for Concealed Carry at Florida State University, said in a statement. “Sen. Diaz de la Portilla is simply too afraid to have his name associated with a divisive bill, even though he has previously claimed to be a supporter of the Second Amendment.”
Wow, this so called Republican Senator from the Sarasota area sure has an ax to grind with Americans For Prosperity (AFP). Senator Jack Latvala also showed his dislike for many in the grassroots.
You also have to love the threat at the end of the YouTube clip. It would be funny if not for the power that OUR elected officials yield. I personally like the Americans For Prosperity organization, and yes, I like the Koch brothers and Koch Industries.
I thought the AFP rep did a good job dealing with the attack.
Please follow this easy link to contact your FL Senator about an upcoming vote on Common Core. We defer to the grassroot experts who have been studying common core and oppose the Senate Bill 616.
Yes, amazingly this is still an issue-
ALERT! Carrying Firearms During Mandatory Evacuation
FROM: Marion P. Hammer, USF Executive Director, NRA Past President
SB-290, Firearms/Emergency Evacuation by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Community Affairs Committee on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1:00PM.
SB-290 is a bill to protect citizens from being disarmed and charged with a crime for carrying a weapon or firearm during a mandatory evacuation ordered by the Governor or local government during a declared state of emergency.
WHY DO WE NEED SB-290?
When you’re ordered under a mandatory evacuation to take your family, pets and important documents and leave your home and other belongings behind, you should be not be deprived of the ability to protect yourself and your family. You should not be denied the right to take your firearms with you rather than leave them behind for looters. This bill is especially important for law-abiding people in a state that is prone to evacuations due to hurricanes. This bill is about your safety and the safety of your family. Read the bill here: SB-290 Emergency Evacuation
Please EMAIL Committee members IMMEDIATELY and ask them to SUPPORT SB-290
IN THE SUBJECT LINE PUT: SUPPORT SB-290 on the Community Affairs Agenda Wednesday
(To send your message to all just Block and Copy All email addresses into the “Send To” box)
Committee members need to hear from you. Please email Committee Members today.
COME FOR THE RALLY - STAY FOR DINNER!
Let’s have some fun! The rally ends in the afternoon, but don’t leave town. Stick around for dinner that evening.
The Tea Party Network will be meeting for dinner at a local restaurant in Tallahassee and you will have the chance to network with fellow Tea Party groups from across the state. Anytime The Tea Party Network brings people together you can be promised a good time. We have a lot to talk about. With the Presidential election campaigns already underway, it is up to us to deliver Florida and give the country a clear conservative victory in 2016. Let’s work together and not allow the big party establishment to select our next candidate.
We the people need to take charge, nominate the right candidates, win the election and restore our liberties!
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland–Here at CPAC, the speaker lineup got shuffled around to accommodate Sen. Rand Paul’s voting schedule in the Senate. That led to a big delay for a large group of young Jeb Bush supporters who arrived in time to boost their candidate’s CPAC speech.
Instead of Jeb Bush, who was expected to speak at 1:40 this afternoon, supporters found Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on stage.
As the delay continued, the influx of Bush supporters wearing red “Jeb!” stickers thumbed through their smart phones and waited patiently in the ballroom aisles for their candidate. Many of the ballroom chairs weren’t filled, but they appeared willing to stay standing in groups. Continue reading at breitbart.com.
Here’s Jeb’s full speech if you can sit through it.
My Tweets from yesterday’s Tweet fest to stop Common Core & No Child Left Behind event sponsored by Heritage Action:
So sorry for the loss on the Alachua County Politburo (Commission). A sad day for Liberty here at home, but in general, a huge win!