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RPOF Chairman Bitner to Resign After Presidency 5

by Javier Manjarres

The Shark Tank has learned that RPOF Chairman David Bitner will be resigning his position as Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida immediately after the RPOF’s Presidency 5 and Straw Poll event, citing health issues.

Bitner took the helm of the embattled RPOF from John Thrasher (ed.), both of whom led the Party in the wake of disgraced former Chairman Jim Greer’s resignation and subsequent criminal indictment which caused significant damage and embarrassment to the Republican Party.  To Bitner’s credit, he immediately set a positive tone and example that began to restore the Party’s image.  Bitner is credited with devising the RPOF’s “Greatest Generation Tour” that honors World War II Veterans for their military service.



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  1. Rob August 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    “Bitner took the helm of the embattled RPOF in the wake of disgraced former Chairman Jim Greer’s resignation and subsequent criminal indictment which caused significant damage and embarrassment to the Republican Party.”

    No.

    Does the name John Thrasher mean anything to you? He took over after Jim Greer hit the road and was there in 2010 when the RPOF won every single Cabinet race, survived Crist leaving, helped Rubio to win big, picked up seats in both houses of the legislature–and knocked off Boyd, Kosmas, Grayson and Klein.

    • Admin August 30, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      Yes, Thrasher immediately succeeded Greer, both of them served in the wake of Greer’s scandal- Admin.

  2. Peter Schorsch August 30, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Why Joe Gruters is the front-runner to replace Dave Bitner.

  3. Freddie August 31, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    This is Debbie Cox-Rousch’s moment.

  4. John August 31, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Yes, it should be Debbie Cox’s time; but She has taken the high road and has already gave her full support to Curry. Too bad, she would be the best choice!

    The rank and file members of RPOF (Chairmen, state committee women and men) will never learn, they let the elected officials and appointees make the decision of who will run the party! They give up their freedom of voting for someone that will make a difference. We talk abour losing our freedom, but you are part of the problem by going along to get along with the status quo. Shame on you all!

  5. Gabe August 31, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Anyone but JC “has anyone seen my integrity merit badge” Hernandez. The Party really needs to get serious about corruption.

  6. Patrick Castronovo September 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    God Bless you Mr.Bitner! You are a good man and a great Chairman. All the best to you and your family.

  7. Claudia, Tampa FL September 3, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Debbie wrote that Chairman Bitner has ALS and I hope the new discovery in treatment will help him and his family successfully fight this terrible disease.

    God bless the Bitner’s, they are in my heart and prayers.