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Jim Greer is out

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer just made it official in a call with members of the executive committee: He's resigning as of Feb. 20. His successor will then be elected at special meeting.

Greer told the committee that he still has the support of Gov. Charlie Crist and that he was not asked to step down.

Here is Crist's statement:

I would like to commend my friend Chairman Jim Greer for his selfless dedication to the Republican Party of Florida over the last three years.  Under Chairman Greer’s leadership we maintained a strong majority in Florida’s Congressional Delegation and overwhelming majorities in the State House and Senate.

Jim has long been a loyal servant to the Republican cause, and I appreciate the many sacrifices the Chairman, his wife Lisa, and their four children have made to ensure our Party’s continued success in the Sunshine State.  Chairman Greer has and always will have my unwavering support. 

I call on Florida Republicans to unite behind our common values of less government and more personal freedom and sincerely hope that we can move forward together to ensure statewide Republican victories in 2010.