by Javier Manjarres
The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) is gearing up for the 2012 election cycle by casting Florida into national political spotlight sooner than expected with their highly touted Presidency 5 event in Orlando, Florida. The RPOF will be conducting a Presidential debate followed by a Presidential straw poll to try to gauge on who the Republican base is leaning towards supporting for President. During my my brief trip up to Tallahassee to speak to officials at the RPOF, Chairman David Bitner expressed his enthusiasm over the progress the event organizers are making, the named Presidential candidates that will be in attendance, and all of delegates that are expected to attend.
The RPOF’s new Communication Director Brian Hughes says that the party is in position to put pressure on the Florida Democrat Party and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s Democrat National Committee (DNC) and make additional gains in both the state legislature and in Congress seats. Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz is on every Republican’s radar for her over-the-top liberal rhetoric, and as President Obama’s handpicked Chairwoman of the DNC, she continues to provide cover for his dangerous and misguided policy positions.