by Javier Manjarres
At the recent Miami-Dade GOP Lincoln Day dinner, Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Chairman David Bitner took a few minutes out of his schedule to tell us how his stint as Chairman of the state Republican Party has gone thus far. It was refreshing to hear Chairman Bitner state that whenever he has had to travel by airplane, he has flown ‘coach’, and he’s also used his own automobile while criss-crossing the state to attend various GOP events. Gone are the grossly excessive and ‘high-flying’ days of Jim Greer and Governor Charlie Crist- this needs to be the new normal over at the RPOF.
Chairman Bitner also expressed deep concern over the recent ‘shenanigans’ that have transpired in the Broward County Executive Committee that have led to several grievances being filed against the Chairman of that local Republican club. Bitner indicated that the grievances needed to be addressed quickly and were on a sort of ‘fast track’ to being addressed.
With Bitner’s emergence along with Governor Rick Scott as the top Republicans in the state, it was only a matter of time before the ‘spring cleaning’ of the Greer-Crist hold-outs commenced. Keep an eye out for an interview with Chairman Bitner early next week as I maneuver my way through fresh water to meet with him up in Tallahassee.