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Topic - Lenny Curry
The head of the Florida GOP says he is confident that Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, will win re-election this fall in part because of the moves they have made to strengthen their ground game.
State and national Republican Party officials are getting behind Rep. Allen B. West's call for a recount of all early votes in St. Lucie County, Fla., saying it would be "unconscionable" not to answer lingering questions about the results, which show the outspoken GOP lawmaker trailing Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy.
Some state Republican Party leaders and influential conservatives say they are worried that the early stages of Mitt Romney's campaign have been marked by missteps and missed opportunities in the bid to unseat President Obama in November.
"This compromise of Jan. 31 properly reflects the importance Florida will play on the national stage," said Lenny Curry, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. "We look forward to having a great primary, and then hosting a world-class convention for our party's nominee. Florida will be the most important state in our efforts to defeat Barack Obama."
"The proximity is frustrating, but it is what it is," Mr. Curry said. "I would have liked to have been a little bit closer, not for me for but for the sake of our delegates."