Former RPOF chair endorses Greer
Despite some complaints about Chairman Jim Greer from major contributors -- who refuse to be quoted on the record -- the party establishment continues to line up behind Greer, and therefore Gov. Charlie Crist.
Carole Jean Jordan, former chairwoman of the Republican Party of Florida, is the latest to give him two thumbs up. Last week, Speaker Ray Sansom and Senate President Jeff Atwater also endorsed Greer.
Jordan had run against Greer for the spot last go-round.
But Jordan has a new job, as she has replaced Stan Mayfield as tax collector. Indian River County Republicans selected her in October after Mayfield's death. Right before she won with a 41-35 vote, Greer endorsed her, according to local press reports. Read Jordan's endorsement of Greer below.
Carole Jean Jordan
1855 43th Ave.
Vero Beach, FL 32960
My Fellow Republicans:
I am writing to you in support of Jim Greer for re-election as Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Since Jim’s election he has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to building our party and providing support to our grass-roots volunteers along with our County REC’s. In addition, Jim’s extensive travel throughout the state meeting with county leaders, volunteers, donors, and elected officials has enhanced our party’s influence and contributed to Republican victories statewide.
Jim’s leadership in the area of minority outreach has been recognized not only in Florida but on the national level and his fundraising abilities have also been a tremendous asset to the party.
In this challenging environment, we stemmed the tide in Florida by maintaining our strong majorities in both Chambers of the Florida Legislature, returned Congressional District 16 back to the Republican side of the aisle with Tom Rooney’s victory over incumbent Democrat Congressman Tim Mahoney and won an overwhelming majority of our local Republican races across the State.
As the Republican Party looks to the future, I believe the re-election of Chairman Greer is an important part of our state party’s continued success and I ask you to join me in supporting the re-election of Jim Greer as Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.
Carole Jean Jordan
Republican Party of Florida