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Republicans Lose Delegates

October 22nd, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

The national Republian party is taking away half of the state GOPs delegates to the national convention because of Floridas early primary. The January 29th election has already cost state Democrats all of their delegates. House Majority Leader Adam Hasner says more important than delegates is the fact candidates are embracing Florida issues such as a national catastrophic fund or protecting the Everglades.

Well, I think theyre much different. The Democrats have banned their candidates from coming to Florida, Hasner said. Theyre taking away all their representation in the convention. We are playing by the rules. We knew this was a possibility when we moved the primary up. But like I said, its more important for us to have a say in determining who the president is going to be and have them respond to issues that are important to the state of Florida, rather than sending up a number of delegates for a balloon drop at the convention in Minnesota.

In a statement, Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer says he expects all of the delegates to eventually be seated

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