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JOE GRUTERS ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY

Jan 13, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times
Board and Executive Moves

One of Donald Trump's closest allies in Florida has been named chairman of the state party, strengthening the president's already strong grip on the nation's largest swing state ahead of his reelection bid in 2020.

State Sen. Joe Gruters, the co-chairman of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign in Florida, was picked Saturday by activists to lead the Republican Party of Florida. As expected, he overwhelmingly defeated Charlotte County's Bob Starr to snare a two-year term and succeed state Rep...