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Republican Party of Florida issues statement about Greer



Corrected: An earlier version of this post incorrectly attributed the statement below to the Hillsborough County Republican Party, which had posted the statement on its Facebook page with correct attribution.

The Republican Party of Florida issued a statement Monday about Jim Greer's guilty pleas to theft and money-laundering charges. It appears the main point is to note that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, now a Democrat thought to be considering another run for governor, was the guy who appointed Greer as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida in the first place. Here it is:

“Today, Jim Greer, the man Charlie Crist personally picked to lead the Republican Party of Florida, admitted his guilt to five felony charges. For the past three years, Jim Greer has tried to damage the reputation of the Republican Party and its leaders, but the truth is now known that Jim Greer broke the law, stole from RPOF and our donors, and then said and did everything he could to cover up and distract attention from his crimes. Everything Jim Greer has said and done over these past few years should be considered in that light.”

[Last modified: Monday, February 11, 2013 5:21pm]


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