Former state senator Tom Slade, center, who died Monday, is applauded by outgoing state party chief Van Poole, left, and opponent for the post Sherry Plymale after Slade was elected as chairman of the Florida Republican Party.
Former state senator Tom Slade, center, who died Monday, is applauded by outgoing state party chief Van Poole, left, and opponent for the post Sherry Plymale after Slade was elected as chairman of the Florida Republican Party. Tampa Bay Times
Former state senator Tom Slade, center, who died Monday, is applauded by outgoing state party chief Van Poole, left, and opponent for the post Sherry Plymale after Slade was elected as chairman of the Florida Republican Party. Tampa Bay Times

Florida GOP pioneer Tom Slade dies at 78

October 20, 2014 10:40 PM

UPDATED October 21, 2014 07:40 PM

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