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RPOF chairman Bitner to address health issues in conference call



State GOP spokesman Brian Hughes confirms that chairman Dave Bitner this afternoon will hold a conference call with the party's executive committee to discuss rumors and speculation about his health and status as chairman.

Hughes didn't say so, but this could be the first step toward a resignation by Bitner, who has been diagnosed with ALS, often called Lou Gehrig's disease.

-- Adam C. Smith

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 11:02am]


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