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Andy Palmer is new E.D. at Florida GOP



State GOP chairman David Bitner has named the well-regarded Andy Palmer to serve as the party's executive director. Palmer, who had the same post under Carole Jean Jordan, most recently served as director of House campaigns, helping win a supermajority in the Florida House of Representatives.

"Andy is well-qualified for this endeavor, with an outstanding work ethic, commitment to the job and character. I look forward to having Andy at my side every step of the way," Bitner said.

"I applaud the selection of Andy Palmer and my team, and I look forward to working with him and Chairman Bitner," said Gov.  Rick Scott, who had a big say in the choice. "Over the next two years, Republicans across the state will focus on a Presidential Primary and Presidency 5, as well as hosting the Republican National Convention. Andy will be an effective leader and he enjoys my full confidence,” Scott said.


[Last modified: Monday, January 24, 2011 4:33pm]


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