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Rick Scott Expresses Confidence in Lenny Curry at RPOF

November 18, 2012 - 6:00pm

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry is getting support for a second term from the governors mansion.

Gov. Rick Scott, who will be seeking a second term in 2014, has sent a letter out to RPOF members endorsing Curry.

Like you and I, Chairman Curry was disappointed with the outcome of the 2012 election cycle. However, we must continue to move forward.That means offering solutions to the people of Florida, Scott wrote.

To that end, I am confident Chairman Curry will continue to communicate our vision for a bright and prosperous future and work even harder to win the hearts and minds of every person in our great state.

Curry was unanimously elected chairman in September 2011 by the 257-member Republican Executive Committee, taking over from David Bitner who had died earlier that month after a short battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. Curry sent a letter to RPOF members last week expressing his desire to be re-elected.

Executive Committee members are expected to vote on the chairman post in January.

Scotts letter:

Fellow Republicans,

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 re-election next year.

Under Chairman Currys leadership, RPOF posted record-breaking fundraising totals, including over $9.5 million 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 officeholders 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.

Like you and I, Chairman Curry was disappointed with the outcome of the 2012 election cycle. However, we must continue to move forward. That means offering solutions to the people of Florida. To that end, I am confident Chairman Curry will continue to communicate our vision for a bright and prosperous future and work even harder to win the hearts and minds of every person in our great state.

Make no mistake about it, we have our work cut out for us. Success is never easy. However, we owe it to our fellow Floridians to ensure a strong, vibrant Republican Party. I agree wholeheartedly with Chairman Curry that Republicans must continue to lead at the state level and in our local communities. We believe in a smaller government, financial discipline and the importance of giving every person the opportunity to pursue the American dream. They need to see that we are a party that stands for real prosperity and opportunity for everyone.

Over the past two years, our party has worked hard to overcome adversity and restore financial discipline. Chairman Curry has been instrumental in those efforts, building on the new foundation laid by Chairman Thrasher and Chairman Bitner.I firmly believe that Chairman Curry is the right choice to provide the necessary stability, vision, and relentless dedication to excellence necessary for success. I already know he has the talent for the job.

Please join me in supporting Lenny Curry for re-election as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.

Sincerely,

Rick Scott
Governor.

Reach Jim Turner at jturner@sunshinestatenews.com or at (772) 215-9889.

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