Tags: 2012 President Race | | GOP | Florida | Primaries | RNC

Florida County GOP Leader Rips RNC on Primaries

Monday, 04 Apr 2011 03:37 PM

One county GOP chairman has had it with the Republican National Committee rules on who can convene primary elections first, and he’s not holding back. Lew Oliver, chairman of the Orange County, Fla., GOP, wrote a letter to fellow Republican committee members saying that "only a drunken twit would purposely design such a system,” USA Today reported Monday.

Oliver said that, if Republicans want to prevent the re-election of President Barack Obama in 2012, the task of vetting a GOP nominee first should not go to "a collection of syrup farmers and ethanol freaks in New Hampshire and Iowa."

He praised Florida lawmakers for scheduling the state's GOP presidential primary on Jan. 31, in defiance of Republican National Committee rules stating that only Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina may have a nominating contest before March 1.

The RNC has threatened to strip Florida of half of its delegates to the national convention in Tampa if it violates party rules with a presidential primary.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Report: Little Growth in Science Degrees Since 2004

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 13:11 PM

Despite a nationwide focus on science, technology, engineering and math education, the number of students earning degre . . .

Journalists Organize Push for Union at Politico

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 11:56 AM

Politico employees are organizing an effort to unionize the news outfit after a series of recent shake-ups at the Capito . . .

New Yorkers Cheer Snowstorm's Glancing Blow

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 11:23 AM

Bundled-up New Yorkers were gratefully smiling this morning after winter storm Juno largely bypassed them - so happy tha . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved