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SC GOP Chair Rejects Late Feb. Primary Proposal From FL GOP

April 1, 2011
On Thursday evening, the Florida Republican Party issued a statement from state party chair Dave Bitner, who appeared willing to compromise and not get ahead of the other early states. "Governor Scott, President Haridopolos, Speaker Cannon and I have expressed a willingness to work with the RNC to find a primary date that both respects the calendar while preserving Florida's role in the process," Bitner said. "We all agree that moving the primary into late February, making Florida fifth on the calendar, would sufficiently meet both criteria. I remain optimistic and committed to continuing to work with the Legislature and the RNC to resolve this issue." But holding their primary before March 6 would put Florida in violation of national party rules, and Floyd does not approve. "What Florida is suggesting now is akin to being pulled over for going 90 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone, and telling the police that you are willing to slow down to 70," Floyd said. "Rules are rules, and hopefully my colleagues at the RNC will reject this idea on its face, and continue to insist upon tough and meaningful sanctions that could include the loss of the convention." While the Florida Republican Party issued its official reaction Thursday, it's important to note that any change in the primary calendar must go through Florida state legislators.
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