As promised, Cain’s Florida team includes ‘seasoned’ political prosby George Bennett | October 25th, 2011
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.