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Florida GOP rolls out finance committee


The Republican Party of Florida has assembled a team to kick off fund-raising for the 2016 election.

The list so far includes well-known former statehouse leaders, as well as prominent GOP fund-raisers, according to a news release in which Chairman Blaise Ingoglia touted members from "the many geographic areas" of the state. Unmentioned: the party's tense relationship with Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who has his own fund-raising committee, and with the state Senate.

"Our fundraising efforts will be vital as we prepare for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats," Ingoglia said in the release.

Here's the list:

Brian Ballard, Tallahassee

Former Speaker Dean Cannon, Tallahassee

Robert Coker, Clewiston

Mike Corcoran, Dade City

Sidney Dinerstein, Palm Beach Gardens

Pepe Fanjul, Jr., Palm Beach

Gay Gaines, Palm Beach

Former House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, Boca Raton

Mori Hosseini, Daytona Beach

Past RPOF Chair Carole Jean Jordan, Vero Beach

Mario Murgado, Miami

Former Senate President Ken Pruitt, Port Saint Lucie

Sam Rashid, Brandon

Ambassador John D. Rood, Jacksonville

Ambassador Francis Rooney, Naples

Trey Traviesa, Tampa

Former Speaker Will Weatherford, Wesley Chapel

Peter A. Wish, Sarasota