Florida GOP Moves Date of Presidential Summit to November

Florida Republicans are pushing back the date of their presidential summit and premiere fundraising event.

Republican Party of Florida chairman Blaise Ingoglia announced Tuesday the party would invite presidential candidates to speak to GOP activists in November.

The event was initially scheduled for late October, but it created a potential rules conflict. Ingoglia, as well as the House speaker and 79 other GOP legislators, were in danger of having to skip the event because House rules ban fundraising while the Legislature in session.

The Legislature is scheduled to hold a special session to fix unconstitutionally drawn Senate districts from Oct. 19 through Nov. 6.

The party has now scheduled its major fundraising dinner for Nov. 12, followed by a two-day presidential "Sunshine Summit.'' Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to be the main speaker for the dinner.

The summit will not include a straw poll.

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