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:
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