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Florida RNC delegates named—finally
Posted Aug 22, 2012 by William March
Updated Aug 22, 2012 at 06:30 PM
With only five days to go before the RNC convention opens in Tampa, the state Republican Party finally has named the appointed delegates and alternates to the convention.
Heading the list are Gov. Rick Scott and First Lady Annette Scott.
State Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry appointed 46 at-large delegates and at-large alternates to join those chosen earlier this summer in local party caucuses as congressional district delegates and alternates.
But only half the delegates will actually get to cast votes for the presidential nominee—because of the penalty imposed by the national party for Florida’s rule-breaking early presidential primary date, the others will be non-voting guests. The list published by the state party didn’t say which were which.
Among the other delegates and alternates named by Curry: Outgoing state House Speaker Dean Cannon; incoming state House Speaker Will Weatherford; Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.