Deborah Cox-Roush's bid to lead state GOP
At a luncheon in Orlando this month, Deborah Cox-Roush took her seat at a table with newly anointed U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster and Lt. Gov.-elect Jennifer Carroll.
She was there to accept one of 10 Republican of the Year awards from the Orlando Republican Women's Network.
Past recipients include Webster, former Sen. Paula Hawkins, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and state House Speaker Dean Cannon.
Now it was Cox-Roush's turn.
"There's a lot of excitement around Cox-Roush," emcee Tico Perez said before inviting her onto the stage.
Two years after taking over as chairwoman of the Hillsborough County Republican Party, the state's largest local GOP group, Cox-Roush is running to lead the entire state GOP. Full story here.