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Jason Steele: Let's put Twitter controversy behind us



Brevard County GOP chairman Jason Steele, having been attacked and impersonated on a Twitter account created by a Florida GOP official, Tim Nungesser, says in a statement that he is asking law enforcement not to pursue charges against Nungesser. From a release:

“This case is a reminder of our divisions and our hardships,” said Steele. “As much as I have been hurt, and as much as Mr. Nungesser has already paid for his part in this, I know that we are not the only casualties in these controversial battles for our party. It is time to heal.”

Steele said his goals have always been to shine a light on the culture of corruption that had infected his party, and with the changes in party stewardship on the horizon, he wants to be a part of the reconciliation of the party.

“If I can have some impact on reconstructing the GOP in Florida, then I will know the past year’s hardships were worth it,” he said. “I hope that a swift and lenient resolution to this case will exemplify the equally as swift and decisive re-unification of the Republican Party. That is worth hoping for.”

Steele also said he hoped that other party leaders around the state would put aside the thorny path of 2009 and help to build a stronger Republican Party in 2010.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:13pm]


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