Earlier this week, CIB revealed that the Florida Republican Party is considering a controversial rule change forcing the GOP Presidential hopefuls to attend a November event in Orlando or face being left off the party’s primary ballot in March.
Florida GOP Spokesperson Wadi Gaitan defended the possibility of leaving candidates who don’t attend the party fundraiser in the dark.
This is yet another glaring example of a heavy-handed top-down leadership style that ignores the wishes of the grassroots base of the party in favor of financial interests of party leadership in Tallahassee,” says a disgusted Bob White, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida.
Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are the only candidates to declare so far. The RPOF executive committee votes on the matter tomorrow. Will they have the audacity to go through with the threat?
Blaise Ingoglia was a masterful poker player back in the day. Does he have the winning hand here? And does the party have the stones to commit to this? We’ll know by tomorrow night.