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Republican Governors Association Focused On Florida

By Javier Manjarres

rick scottSo how important is Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial race to the Republican party? Here is a little known fact for you to digest- the Republican Governors Association (RGA) has quietly appointed one of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s 2010 campaign staffers to head their political team.

The RGA has just installed Kenny McKay as its new Political Director. McKay was a ‘special projects’ manager of sorts, overseeing and tying together several different aspects during  Scotts’ 2010 campaign.

This is a key appointment, as Scott is expected to face a tough re-election and top Democrats like Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz have already stated their intention to oust Rick Scott from the Governor’s mansion. For the RGA to insert McKay into this important position shows that they’re very serious about Rick Scott’s re-election in 2014.  More on this to come…

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  1. Jacqueline January 26, 2013 at 9:26 am

    A reason to vote for a division of the states Electoral College delegates according to District results! Aren’t most of us tired of Miami. Tampa and Jacksonville deciding who gets OUR votes? Aren’t NY staters tired of NYC outvoting and taking all EC delegates? And so on.
    There are states out there that got fed up with this “Metropolitan” stanglehold on the Electoral College. Our state and others should vote to end THE WINNER TAKES ALL approach that now nullifies the votes of millions!

  2. David Russell January 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I agree that the electoral college votes should be split. The electoral college was designed to prevent the larger states from monopolizing the election process, but by the winner takes all, they still are able to elect a person by the sheer number of electoral votes.

    Dave Russell

    • eugene lacross January 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      david what i’ve been hearing from the conservitives after they found out about the currupt machines by soros they want only paper ballots, proof the electronics is too easilly manipulated, no paper trail either. gene

  3. Tom January 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Jacqueline, I absolutely agree! We need to award Electoral College votes by district within the state for the same reasons we do between the states.

  4. Nancy Celano January 26, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    All I know is that, in every national election,millions of votes are nullified because of the electoral college. I don’t know how it can be rectified, because the Founders established the electoral college for a a reason. But, voters always feel cheated.

  5. Dagny January 26, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Get rid of Governor Scott!!! He is pushing Agenda 21, cap-and-trade, and he is selling out to the Chinese by letting them invest in charter schools. Enough already with supporting these neocons and rinos. Vote for the Florida Libertarian Party Chairman Adrian Wyllie!

  6. william benton January 27, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    The electoral college and electronic voteing machines need to go. rigged voteing machines is what put obama in the white house

  7. Phillip Dodge January 28, 2013 at 11:19 am

    People who keep up with the news know Rick Scott received the support of the Satanists this week. The tide of Republican defection is sweeping across America and it has not missed Florida. Proof comes in the form of Roger Stone himself contemplating a run for Florida governor on the Libertarian ballot. Stone is a political veteran with scores of federal, state and local races under his belt. He has plenty of money, plenty of influence and tremendous potential to draw national attention to the Florida Libertarian party. The degree of dissatisfaction and disdain the people of Florida have for Rick Scott and Charlie Crist cannot be understated. They will welcome a fresh candidate who embraces the philosophy of liberty.

  8. Linna January 28, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    The electoial college, from what I remember, was designed so that smaller states had a voice … for example, a low density farm state deserves a voice, however, with NY and CA they get the election … EVEN in CA there are the big liberal towns and conservatives in most of the state … same with New York and Florida. Definitely good idea to have split choices in big states so they just automatically elect their choice. Anyone noticing the 2012 race finds it hard to believe that Obama won … he was unpopular and Romney had ground swell support for many many sectors — voting machines, times of voting and fraud are huge issues too!

  9. Linna January 29, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    LOVE Governor Scott,

    He put in anti-Agenda legislation, lowered unemployment by 4%, paid down the debt, is helping teachers now when there is money … and is an overall creator innovator.

    What I love about him is that he is “busy at work” and not bragging about himself every hour of the day … a real politician that works! Support Governor Scott …

    • matt tsien January 30, 2013 at 5:49 am

      Perfectly agree !!!

      Hope we get Rick Scott re-elected !!! Would be horrifically terrible to lose him.

      He’s doing a swell job attracting internatinoal business and the upcomng construction and housing boom should help.

      I like the plan to shift puclic-secvtor employees in 401k plans.

      Nonetheless, his low polling numbers are very scarry, and the public sector unions are likely to be out in full force to defeat him.

      All grassroots Repubs need to do an immediate full-court press to recapture and grow the Hispanic vote, which we lost last year for the first time in half a century.

      But I fear it is not in the DNA of our fellow righties to build coalitions with the Hispanic community, which is a natural working class Republican constituency just waiting to happen if we only relentlessly invite them into our party.

      Otherwise, we perish on the deck of the Titanic.

      Defeating Scott will only embolden the Obama Left to defeat the GOP House in 2014.

      All the best !!!


      • Isabella1709 March 20, 2013 at 12:28 pm

        Scott is digging his own grave with the conservatives in Florida. I can think of at least 4 better candidates than he. Adam Putnam heads the list.