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Fasano says disaffected Pasco Republicans safe



State Sen. Mike Fasano tells the Bay Buzz the Pasco Republicans that sent loyalty oaths to the state party on June 20 will be safe, based on a converstation with Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer, who is overseas.

Greer "called me today to reassure me that those people who turned in the oaths to the state party will be accepted," said Fasano. Greer is due back Wednesday.

Those candidates for the county executive committee did not turn in oaths to Pasco Chairman Bill Bunting, as the party rules require. They say Bunting couldn't be found and refused to receive their oaths. Four days later, Bunting unsuccessfully tried to get 27 candidates booted from the ballot.

-- David DeCamp/Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:30am]


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