After Republican Party of Florida Chairman David Bitner announced his resignation Wednesday morning, his Democratic counterpart, Rod Smith, issued this statement:
"I have known Chairman Bitner for a number of years. While we often differ on our views, I have always respected him as a talented andable spokesman on behalf of his party. Party allegiance aside, we all wish Bitner the very best in the difficult days ahead. We pray God's grace is upon him and his family."