[Ed. – Since when do you have to make it mandatory to get people to visit Orlando in November? Or to get candidates to visit anytime, to go after those 29 electoral votes?]
The Florida Republican Party is threatening a rules change for 2016 Presidential contenders wishing to take part in the party’s GOP primary early next year: show up to our conference in November or you won’t be on the ballot.
In a letter obtained by Conservative Intelligence Briefing that was recently emailed to presidential campaigns by Florida GOP Executive Director Brad Herold, he says the party will decide on September 25th whether or not to make attendance at a November event in Orlando mandatory in order to qualify for the March 15, 2016 primary ballot.
“The Executive Board of the RPOF met via conference call last night, and there is a potential change to the RPOF’s rules about filing requirements that will be voted on by our Executive Board on September 25th,” Herold wrote. “The change would require presidential candidates who are seeking to appear on Florida’s March 15th primary ballot to file paperwork in person at the RPOF’s Sunshine Summit on either November 13th or 14th in Orlando. Under this proposed rule, candidates who don’t attend the Sunshine Summit will not be eligible to appear on Florida’s PPP ballot.”