Alex Snitker, Doug Guetzloe Intervene In Republican Primary

A large dispute has erupted in local Florida politics over a “transit tax referendum.” For minor party enthusiasts, this passage from Mitch Perry may be of particular interest:

Meanwhile, one of the most prominent elected official to champion the proposal, Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe, is being challenged next week by Josh Burgin in a Republican primary based almost exclusively on this single issue.

Today, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, Alex Snitker, has scheduled a news conference at 10 a.m. at which he will endorse Burgin, as well as announce his opposition to the transit tax.  He is scheduled to be joined by Doug Guetzloe from the Orlando-based anti-taxation group Ax the Tax, which has spent tens of thousands of dollars for a television ad targeting Sharpe for his support of the transportation referendum.

Doug Guetzloe is also one of the founders of the Florida TEA Party.

2 thoughts on “Alex Snitker, Doug Guetzloe Intervene In Republican Primary

  1. '..... just look at the activists ' [Lake]

    And on the West Coast:

    California Scheming: GOP Grassroots vs. Meg Whitman

    Robert Stacy McCain on 8.19.10

    Going into this weekend’s California GOP convention in San Diego, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that conservative Republicans are at odds with gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s moderate stances on illegal immigration and environmental regulation. The article also notes that Whitman is doing nothing to change the widespread perception of her as regally aloof:

    Whitman plans a public event Friday outside the convention, but after an address to delegates that evening she has no plans to stay through the weekend to schmooze with ardent party supporters at hospitality suites, caucuses, seminars and meet-and-greet sessions.

    In a report Monday, I noted that some California Republicans “harbor deep doubts” about Whitman. One activist told me that Whitman’s arms-length relationship with the GOP grassroots is “a repeat of Schwarzenegger all over again,” referring to the current Republican governor’s disinterest in party-building activities.

    The Los Angeles Times reports that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will skip the state convention, and has only attended one of the past four semiannual Republican gatherings. Schwarzenegger “doesn’t give a damn about the local parties” and “doesn’t show up”

  2. Pat

    Covering their tracks for the GOP takeover of the Florida LP with the cooperation of the right wingers in the national commitee? People are talking lawsuit or leavinbg the LP US altogether.

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