Dave Bitner isn't the only incoming Republican chairman who needs to assure tea parties. New RNC boss Reince Priebus raised the hackles of some tea partiers who feel they're not getting enough respect.
A joint statement by Deborah Cox-Roush and Dave Bitner -- candidates for state Republican Party chairman -- suggests that the two have more in common than their professed distaste for political mudslinging.
When Gov. Charlie Crist signed the Transparency in Private Attorney Contracting Act on Wednesday, it might have been the last time Floridians see him in the glowing company of Republican Party leaders.