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Rick Scott: Keep Lenny Curry as Fla GOP Chair

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Florida Republicans have little to boast about after this past election, but so far we've heard of no credible (or even non-credible) Republican looking to challenge Florida GOP Chairman Lenny Curry for re-election. Despite the weak showing on election day, Curry remains well-regarded and appears not to be taking anything for granted.

Today Curry, forwarded to party activists the following endorsement letter from Gov. Rick Scott:

Fellow Republican,

Building a winning organization requires a leader with talent, vision, and a relentless dedication to the pursuit of excellence. RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry embodies all of those qualities, and it is without hesitation that I support him for reelection next year.

Under Chairman Curry's leadership, RPOF posted record-breaking fundraising totals, including over $9.5 million dollars in 2012 alone. Florida Republicans still have sizable majorities in the Florida House and Senate and within our Congressional delegation, and our party holds all of the Cabinet offices. I look forward to working with each of these office holders to meet the needs of Florida families – from creating opportunities for new jobs, to ensuring the best education system possible and lowering the cost of living.