January 5th, 2010
11:39 AM ET
4 years ago

Florida party chairman to resign post

Jim Greer (left), the embattled chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, will resign Tuesday.
Jim Greer (left), the embattled chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, will resign Tuesday.

(CNN) – Jim Greer, the embattled chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, will resign Tuesday, two sources close to the party confirm to CNN.

Greer will discuss his decision with members of the Republican State Executive Committee around noon, and will hold a conference call with reporters at 1 p.m. ET.

The longtime ally of Gov. Charlie Crist has been under fire for his management of party money and his involvement in contested primaries. Critics of the chairman - including backers of Marco Rubio, Crist's conservative rival for the GOP Senate nomination - have been demanding his ouster for months. Greer was appointed by Crist in 2007.

Greer was also one of Michael Steele's top allies during last year's tumultuous race for the Republican National Committee chairmanship.


Filed under: Charlie Crist • Florida • Marco Rubio
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. joel palmer

    GOP cicling the drain and eating it's own; I love this. They will continue to nominate the Far Right Wing Fringies that excitte the base and cannot win a general election; Kind of like the Shakers: no marriage, no procreation, no converts; oops!

    January 5, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. T'SAH from Virginia

    Democrats resign because of PERSONAL reasons or they 'may' want to 'defect' and go to the other side (LOSERS)... BUT RepubliCAN'Ts resign because they are CORRUPT!!!!

    Are we going to blame President Obama for RepubliCAN'Ts resigning too??????????????????????

    January 5, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  3. NVa Native

    "Leaner and meaner" is the mantra for the Republican purging. But the majority of the US is tired of their self-righteous games, except for the base of fox followers/tea-baggers.

    January 5, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  4. GI Joe

    Party Purity above COUNTRY, FAMILY, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, etc. Rush Limbaugh is the ruler

    January 5, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  5. Clint

    Will the last moderate to leave the GOP please turn out the lights.

    January 5, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  6. C Spurgeon

    Let the fanatic tea party take over..Republicans UGH.

    January 5, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  7. Mickey

    I see a trend here...seems the "homeless" Republican/Conservative movement in this country is taking it;s toll, and people are finally seeing these unpatriotic ,homegrown American terrorists for what they are: enemies of the American people.

    January 5, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  8. Too True For You

    Did he tick off Rush?

    January 5, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  9. Aunt Bea and Opie

    The poor guy couldnt pass his litmus test we guess?

    January 5, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  10. Marie

    Anyone who supported Michael Steele should be forced to resign!

    January 5, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  11. Say No to Rubio

    Big business and lobbyists have surrounded Rubio, and if he gets elected, it would not be good for Floridians. Greer is an embarrassment though.

    January 5, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  12. Darrell Burks

    so happy to see the Republicans not getting their act together – Vote Democrat – It is what is besf for our State and our Country

    January 5, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  13. Silence Dogoode

    term limits....we need term limits....

    January 5, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  14. LacrosseMom

    So Marco Rubio is a conservative, but Charlie Crist is not? The GOP is losing its mind! Soon they will be interrogating their own candidates to see if they are really... far-right!

    I still smile at the poll taken some months ago that showed that the majority of American people did not know who the leader of the GOP is. And only 21% of Americans claimed to be ....... conservative.

    The GOP does not "get-it" you can't win elections by pandering ONLY to the far-right.

    January 5, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  15. Independent Voter

    Ahh won't be long now before the GOP is nothing more than a horrible memory for Americans. Thank God for President Obama for putting these terrorists in their place. Today's republicans are simply the American version of the Taliban– they must be dismantled and defeated to keep our country safe. So far so good!

    January 5, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  16. Debbie

    The GOP never really seeks new members their efforts are always divide and conquer. At this point they have already divided the party and pushed out those who were center right. So now it will be dog eat dog on what the final GOP platform will be. Will it be the far, far right, will it be the veiled we are center conservatives, or will the GOP stop just saying no to each and everything the other side does and move forward. My bet is it will be the far, far, right because of all the purity testers coming out of the woodwork.

    January 5, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  17. Michael from Ventura

    republicans eat their own......... No surprise there!

    January 5, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  18. dennisk

    Another corrupt GOPer resigning? The line forms on the right (of course)...

    January 5, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  19. George

    No wonder!!!!! He like most Republicans are ashamed of their selfish uncaring party. The party that takes money from the insurance companie's death panels. The GOP hates poor people,

    January 5, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I believe this is the same Jim Greer who has a previous history of being a thief but somehow slid under the radar with the help of someone much bigger in politics than himself. Someone needs to investigate this man.

    January 5, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  21. Independent in Boston

    The GOP is like a group of alcoholics who can't admit they have a problem. After the recent Cheney remarks I don't see how this party can expect to win over independents in 2010. Considering the fact that independents put Obama across the finish line, you'd think people like Cheney et al would be a little more careful with their words and actions.

    January 5, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  22. Steve (the real one)

    Same old weak excuses from the same old biased individuals. The GOP bashers are just as predictable just as are the Dem bashers! News flash: polticians are PEOPLE.and PEOPLE fail! Polticians do not need cheerleaders, they need people to hold them accountable!
    Obama, justy like Bush has failed in areas and has done well in some. Am I going to change minds? Probably not but I will post again, believe that!

    January 5, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  23. Ready for 2012

    Foolish man. I hope you have another job lined up, otherwise you're contributing to the skyrocketing unemployment rate.

    Everybody hates their job but you shouldn't quit unless you have another job lined up. Tell your critics to go screw themselves!!!

    January 5, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  24. Andi

    The GOP's base gets smaller and smaller each time they do something to 'purge' their party. Someone should remind them that in an election, a candidate needs MORE votes, to win, not less.

    January 5, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |