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GOP chief, black leader call a truce

Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer and a black Republican leader sought to make yesterday's news out of their dispute over minority outreach by striking a conciliatory note in a press release today.

Greer and Deon Long, chairman of the Florida Federation of Black Republicans, met today to discuss how party staff and grassroots activists could work together. “Today’s meeting was productive and positive,” Greer said.

"I look forward to working side by side with chairman Greer and the party,'' added Long.

The fence-mending comes two weeks before the state party hosts a convention for black Republicans in Orlando. For more information on the conference, click here.

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