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New RPOF $$ man

The Republican Party of Florida has named Ambassador John Rood as its new finance chairman, replacing the controversial Harry Sargeant III. 

"Ambassador Rood is both a longtime supporter of the Party and a successful entrepreneur,” party chief Jim Greer said. “We look forward to working with him to develop our short and long-term financial goals and to secure the resources necessary to elect Republican candidates across Florida.” 

Rood founded The Vestcor Companies in 1983, focusing on real estate investments, development, and construction. In 2004, President George Bush appointed him US Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas where he served until 2007.