Florida delegation in “primary purgatory”by John Kennedy | August 27th, 2012
Florida delegates to the Republican National Convention have been fairly stoic about the location of their hotel — with the host delegation housed more than an hour’s drive to the downtown Tampa convention site.
But state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam may have captured the feelings of delegates best about their remote location — calling it “primary purgatory.” delegation.
“I’m happy to be here with our partners in primary purgatory,” South Carolina Republican Chairman Chad Connelly told the Floridians at a Monday breakfast
South Carolina and Florida are sharing the Innisbrook Golf Resort hotel in Palm Harbor because both states violated party rules by advancing the dates of their presidential primaries earlier this year. Along with being assigned a faraway hotel, both states also have had their voting delegations cut in half by the RNC.