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Greer on property taxes, Rove, Allen



Chairman_greerWe caught up with RPOF Chairman Jim Greer this afternoon ...

On the proposed property tax amendment: Greer said there is no set plan for the party to spend money to support the proposal, but he did not rule it out, either. He said one concern is some voters could see the plan as partisan and vote no. "I do think the party is going to promote the message of less taxes."

On the resignation of President Bush adviser Karl Rove: We asked if Rove stepping aside makes more room for Republicans such as Gov. Charlie Crist, who has cultivated a broader base. "Whenever you have advisers who have strong opinions on how to approach things, sometimes new ideas can't get through the door. But I will tell you that Karl Rove certainly has more wins than losses on the scoreboard and that's ultimately what you can hope for at the end of the day."

On Rep. Bob Allen and whether he should resign: "Rep. Allen should consider all issues relating to his circumstances, including the welfare of his family, his constituents and the Republican Party he is a member of." (But should he resign?) "I have not come to that determination. I simply believe that Rep. Allen needs to be considering all the issues. Republican elected officials and leaders must demonstrate that we are a party of integrity."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:58pm]


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