Hillsborough Republicans consider comeback for state committeewoman who resigned in e-mail controversy
TAMPA -- The Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday to pick a new state committee member, a top leadership post.
And they may opt to bring back the member who resigned in a controversy over an e-mail that was criticized as being racist. Carol Carter, who resigned from the post last month and then tried to take back that decision, has indicated she will seek to be reappointed by her local GOP colleagues.
Carter decided to call it quits after getting into trouble over an e-mail joke she forwarded to other Republicans. It asked how 2 million black people made it to Washington in one day "in sub-zero temps'' for the inauguration of Barack Obama, while "200,000 couldn't get out of New Orleans in 85-degree temps with four days notice.''
Carter sent a resignation letter to state GOP chairman Jim Greer, then tried to rescind it, but Greer turned her down. "The resignation stands,'' he said.
The Tuesday meeting is at the Dr. Blaise F. Alfano Conference Center, 11606 McKinley Drive.
Carter confirmed recently that she intends to seek re-election. Others who have said they plan to seek the post include Mel Jurado, Janice Torgersen, Heather Weintrobe and Ann Voss.
Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer