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RPOF chairman to address health issues in conference call, announce plans

State GOP spokesman Brian Hughes confirms that chairman Dave Bitner this afternoon will hold a conference call with the party's executive committee to discuss rumors and speculation about his health and status as chairman.

Hughes didn't say so, but this could be the first step toward a resignation by Bitner, who has been diagnosed with ALS, often called Lou Gehrig's disease. If he steps down, it would likely be just after the Presidency 5 straw poll/convention Sept. 24. There could be an election for him as soon as Sep. 25 

-- Adam C. Smith