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Hasner announces Palm Beach County leadership team

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 by George Bennett

Former Palm Beach County commissioner and school board member Robert Kanjian and recent West Palm Beach commission candidate Diane Cantone are among 16 members of a Palm Beach County “grassroots leadership team” unveiled today by GOP Senate hopeful Adam Hasner of Boca Raton.

“Every campaign I’ve ever run has been built from the ground up, and this one won’t be any different. I’m grateful for the support of so many activists and community leaders who are willing to lend their passion and countless hours of hard work to our effort.”" said Hasner, the former state House majority leader.

He’s running against former appointed Sen. George LeMieux and businessmen Mike McCalister and Craig Miller for the Republican nomination to face Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

See Hasner’s local lineup after the jump…


Amid expected GOP exodus, some Republicans say they’ll stick with Crist

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 by George Bennett



While much of Gov. Charlie Crist’s Palm Beach County campaign operation is expected to abandon him if he abandons the GOP this afternoon to pursue an independent Senate campaign, some members of Crist’s local team say they’ll stick with Crist.

Former school board member and former Republican Palm Beach County Commissioner Bob Kanjian, one of 11 honorary co-chairs of Crist’s campaign in the county, says he’ll remain behind Crist. Attorney Bill Berger and county Housing Authority Chairman Dwight Spence, who were among about 20 other people with the title “co-chair,” say they’ll continue to support Crist as well.



Berger said the governor asked his thoughts on a possible independent bid Monday but didn’t reveal his own plans.

Said Berger: “I expressed to Charlie that I’m behind him 100 percent.”

Most of the approximately 30 members of Crist’s local campaign leadership team are Republican activists who are expected to choose the GOP over Crist if the governor goes the indie route. Crist’s top local campaign operative, Beth Kigel, hasn’t commented, but is expected to quit Crist’s campaign if Crist leaves the GOP.


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