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Bense or Hasner as Jim Greer's replacement?



State GOP Chairman Jim Greer, a magnet for criticism from local party leaders and major donors alike, got an official and overwhelming vote of confidence from board of directors Thursday. But don't think for a moment that means his job is secure.


Key party leaders and activists are racking up votes to rescind Greer's chairmanship in January in a secret-ballot vote. What started as an effort to force Greer to go quietly now looks likely to erupt in an ugly public battle when Republican party officials gather in Orlando during the Jan. 9 weekend.

The names most often mentioned as successors are former House Speaker Allan Bense and current Majority Leader Adam Hasner. (story here)

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:09pm]


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