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As promised, Cain’s Florida team includes ‘seasoned’ political pros

by George Bennett | October 25th, 2011


Former Jeb Bush operatives Kathleen Shanahan and Arlene DiBenigno and veteran Tampa GOP media consultant Adam Goodman will be part of Herman Cain’s long-awaited campaign team in Florida.

An official announcement is expected later today, but details were reported this morning by The St. Petersburg Times and confirmed to PostOnPolitics by state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, an early Cain endorser who’ll be one of four state co-chairs for Cain.

The other co-chairs will be Shanahan, former St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker and former state Sen. Carey Baker, R-Eustis.

Cain, whose Sept. 24 victory in a Republican Party of Florida straw poll propelled him into the top tier of GOP presidential candidates, has so far been relying on a network of volunteers in the crucial Sunshine State. But Plakon last week promised that the campaign would be adding “serious, seasoned people who have run significant campaigns.”

Others on Cain’s Florida team include Hillsborough County GOP Chairwoman Deborah Cox-Roush and Orlando activist “Typhoon Lou” Marin, who’s been heading the volunteer Florida4Cain organization.

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7 Responses to “As promised, Cain’s Florida team includes ‘seasoned’ political pros”

  1. npgator Says:

    Herman Cain is an accomplished businessman that will be a force in the GOP primary and maybe more. Don’t worry folks the PBPost will do everything in their power to discredit him. They are against success and the GOP.

  2. seriously Says:

    this guy was a lobbyist for the tobacco companies who actually tried to derail the clean air act. He seems like a perfect choice for those of you who thought that a crook involved in a huge Medicare scam would make a good governor.

  3. Searcher Says:

    The man could get no attention but now needs to learn how to close his mouth! Here is his IMMIGRATION PLAN:

    “It will be a twenty foot wall, barbed wire, electrified on the top, and on this side of the fence, I’ll have that moat that President Obama talked about. And I would put those alligators in that moat!” – Cain on his illegal immigration plan.

  4. melody Says:

    Oct. 23-30 “Bloomberg Businessweek” on candidate Cain says it all right there in story title of “Mine. Mine. Mine.” by “Joshua Green”!

  5. Jerry Frey Says:

    Remember when the Chris Matthews crowd painted the Tea Party with their ideological tar brush of racism? Support for Herman Cain proves they were bigoted fools – hypocrites.
    Herman Cain, the MSNBC flavor of the month.

    He’s on a book tour!

  6. RealAngst Says:

    That man is a IDIOT!

  7. michael Says:

    good luck cain,

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