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Discord mars Hernando GOP 'Unity Rally'

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BROOKSVILLE -- Local Republicans will host a "Unity Rally" tonight to trumpet the party's slate of candidates. But so far, the event is creating anything but harmony.

The reason is Blaise Ingoglia, a leading proponent of a movement to oust county commissioners (including Republicans). He is the rally's master of ceremonies.

His presence prompted Hernando County's most prominent African-American Republican to consider boycotting the rally. Paul Douglas is upset after Ingoglia told a joke about Barack Obama on primary election night at the local GOP headquarters. Read the whole story here.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:35am]

    

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