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Greer slams black GOP group leader



Long_deonState Republican party chairman Jim Greer has sent a tough letter (Download here ) to Deon Long, who tried to oust Lew Oliver as chairman of the Orange County GOP and at least used to be head of the Florida Federation of Black Republicans. Greer says Long is NOT chairman of the Orange REC, demands that Long provide financial records from the federation within two weeks, and refers him to the grievance committee that could suspend or remove him from any party offices now held.


"In addition, there was much enthusiasm and commitment when the Florida Federation of Black Republicans was reconstituted approximately two years ago. However, since that time when you became chairman of the Federation, no significant progress has occurred, Federation Clubs have consistently complained to the state party regarding your actions, and your failure to recognize the state party's authority as it relates to financial matters and other issues has been continuous. ... Your long history of flagrantly violating the RPOF Rules and Constitution, and your frequent actions that are detrimental to the party, simply can no longer be tolerated.''


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:29pm]


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