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The many hats of Fla GOP Vice Chairman/Trump Florida chair Joe Gruters

Joe Gruters at Rubio rally

Tampa Bay Times

Joe Gruters at Rubio rally

10

March

We've already noted how some folks don't like having a co-chairman of Donald Trump's Florida campaign, Joe Gruters, serving as an FSU trustee. A couple days ago, a reader sent us this photo of Gruters at a Marco Rubio rally in Sarasota, wondering whether the vice chairman of the Republican Party of Florida was also doing tracking work for Trump.

It is sometimes difficult to tell what hat Gruters is wearing at any given time -- state GOP  vice chairman, Sarasota GOP Chairman, Trump campaign leader, Sarasota County Commissioner candidate? Ironically, I last saw Mr Insider him Saturday in Orlando exhorting thousands of of Trump fans to "Stop the establishment!"

And that picture?

"I was taking pictures for an old lady that was standing near me.  She could not get a good shot and asked if I could help.I was not at event in any capacity, I always tell people to attend all free candidate rallies,:" Gruters noted.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:55pm]

    

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