In addition to being Donald Trump’s state co-chair, Joe Gruters is a member of the Florida State University board of trustees and a candidate for state legislature. He’s shown here at an FSU board meeting Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014 in Tallahassee.
In addition to being Donald Trump’s state co-chair, Joe Gruters is a member of the Florida State University board of trustees and a candidate for state legislature. He’s shown here at an FSU board meeting Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014 in Tallahassee. Phil Sears AP
In addition to being Donald Trump’s state co-chair, Joe Gruters is a member of the Florida State University board of trustees and a candidate for state legislature. He’s shown here at an FSU board meeting Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014 in Tallahassee. Phil Sears AP

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