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Rep. Jeff Miller: Jim Greer needs to resign; Greer: No!



Jeffmiller U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, a Marco Rubio backer, joins a growing chorus of Republican activists in Florida wanting Jim Greer out (UPDATE: Greer's response below): "Jim Greer has shown on numerous occasions that he is incapable of running the Republican party of Florida (RPOF) and refuses to remain neutral in contested primaries.   Mr. Greer has failed at managing the financial, political, and public relations aspects of the state party.


"The latest scandal involving a RPOF operative and the use of a fake Twitter account to disparage a duly elected county Chairman is just another in a longGreer1  
  list of management failures. Further, Greer has shown a bias in the primary of the United States Senate Seat in publically supporting Governor Crist and has repeatedly ignored calls from county party organizations for neutrality. This behavior is inexcusable and Florida Republicans deserve better.

"At a time when Republicans across the country are energizing and unifying to defeat the Democrats in 2010, Greer is dividing and deflating Republicans in Florida.I call on Mr. Greer to resign as Chairman of the RPOF. "

Jim Greer has other ideas:

 “Although Congressman Miller has shown little interest or involvement with the RPOF over the last several years, Chairman Greer appreciates and acknowledges his thoughts and would be happy to discuss these issues personally with the Congressman. Chairman Greer fully intends to serve the remainder of his elected term, which expires in January 2011. While Congressman Miller has publically pledged his support to a candidate in the U.S. Senate Primary, under Chairman Greer’s leadership the RPOF has not made an  official endorsement in this race. Chairman Greer and the RPOF look forward to working with Congressman Miller to make our party stronger and more inclusive, insuring that Republicans maintain our majority in Florida’s Congressional Delegation, State House and Senate, and carry the U.S. Senate, Gubernatorial and Cabinet races during this critical election cycle.”

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:04pm]


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