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Whitman’s California GOP win managed by Boca operative, fodder in Florida Democratic Senate primary

by George Bennett | June 9th, 2010

Republican Meg Whitman’s win in Tuesday’s California GOP governor’s primary was managed by Jillian Hasner, the GOP operative who’s also the wife of state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, R-Boca Raton. Jillian Hasner’s California gig was a factor in her hubby’s decision not to run for office this year despite facing House term limits.

Whitman’s win is also being used by Florida Democrat Kendrick Meek’s U.S. Senate campaign to question the partisan loyalty of his Democratic primary rival, Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene. Greene contributed $5,000 to Whitman’s campaign last year.

“Congratulations billionaire Jeff Greene — your endorsed candidate for California governor Republican Meg Whitman won her primary last night. One year ago, you sent a $5,000 dollar check to Whitman, a conservative Republican who favors increasing restrictions on a woman’s right to choose and supports repealing environmental and climate reforms,” said Meek spokesman Adam Sharon in a release this morning.

Greene says he was raised on “Democratic principles and values,” but, as The Palm Beach Post detailed last week, he was registered with no party and was once a Republican between 1977 and 2008. He ran for Congress as a Republican in California in 1982.

Greene registered as a Democrat when he moved to Miami Beach in 2008.

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2 Responses to “Whitman’s California GOP win managed by Boca operative, fodder in Florida Democratic Senate primary”

  1. Gatorgirl Says:

    GO Jillian! Great job!

  2. True Blue Says:

    The meek may inherit the earth, but momma can’t give him this Seante seat.

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