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Florida GOP pays homage to LeBron, Disney -- and votes for Donald J. Trump

NBA player LeBron James accepts the Best Male Athlete award onstage during the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles.

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NBA player LeBron James accepts the Best Male Athlete award onstage during the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles.

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"Mr. Chairman, my name is Blaise Ingoglia, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.

"I am proud to lead this delegation of the Sunshine State, home to Disney World, the Daytona 500 and the stunning Florida Keys. We have no state income tax, and our residents enjoy over 600 miles of pristine beaches. Florida is the paradise where you vacation but we all live. We are home to over1.5 million veterans and we make it a point to thank them every day.

We are the state that gave LeBron James his first two championships.

Mr. Chair, Madam chair, you cannot win the presidency without winning the great state of Florida. We are honored to cast all of our 99 winner take all delegates to the next president of the United States, Mr. Donald J. Trump."

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:05pm]

    

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