Republican party activists on Saturday rejected Gov. Rick Scott’s hand-picked chairman and elected Blaise Ingoglia to lead the party. Ingoglia defeated Leslie Dougher, who took over the party eight months ago with Scott’s endorsement. Ingoglia previously served as the state party’s vice chairman and last year was elected to the state House. Ingoglia, 44, is a homebuilder from Spring Hill. He was elected on a second ballot after none of the four candidates for chairman received a majority of votes on the first ballot.
Republican party activists on Saturday rejected Gov. Rick Scott’s hand-picked chairman and elected Blaise Ingoglia to lead the party. Ingoglia defeated Leslie Dougher, who took over the party eight months ago with Scott’s endorsement. Ingoglia previously served as the state party’s vice chairman and last year was elected to the state House. Ingoglia, 44, is a homebuilder from Spring Hill. He was elected on a second ballot after none of the four candidates for chairman received a majority of votes on the first ballot. Courtesy of Florida House of Representatives
Republican party activists on Saturday rejected Gov. Rick Scott’s hand-picked chairman and elected Blaise Ingoglia to lead the party. Ingoglia defeated Leslie Dougher, who took over the party eight months ago with Scott’s endorsement. Ingoglia previously served as the state party’s vice chairman and last year was elected to the state House. Ingoglia, 44, is a homebuilder from Spring Hill. He was elected on a second ballot after none of the four candidates for chairman received a majority of votes on the first ballot. Courtesy of Florida House of Representatives

Florida Republicans oust Scott’s hand-picked party chair

January 17, 2015 3:29 PM

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