Jim Greer

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  • Republican Romney leads old guard in condemnation of Trump as 'a fraud'Thu Mar 03, 2016 | reuters.com
    Former U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave a blistering rebuke of 2016 Republican front-runner Donald Drumpf on Thursday, leading an attempt by the party...
  • How Dynasties Sank the GOP and the DemocratsSun Feb 28, 2016 | politico.com
    No matter what happens on Super Tuesday, it’s clear who the real losers will be on election night: The Democratic and Republican parties. An election season that began as a...
  • Jeb Bush Dropping Out: Inside His $150 Million FailureSat Feb 20, 2016 | politico.com
    Jeb Bush, the Republican establishment’s last, best hope, began his 2016 campaign rationally enough, with a painstakingly collated operational blueprint his team called,...
  • Jeb Bush, the Un-candidateTue Feb 09, 2016 | politico.com
    Jeb Bush banned me from the bus. It was October 2014, two months before Jeb would announce he was exploring a run for president, and I had come to west Texas as an...
  • The Cowardice of the Republican CandidatesMon Nov 30, 2015 | theatlantic.com
    Give Donald Trump this: He has taught Americans something about the candidates he’s running against. He has exposed many of them as political cowards. In August, after...
  • How Donald Trump Broke Jeb BushMon Nov 30, 2015 | thedailybeast.com
    In jujutsu, one uses an opponent’s weight against him. And, in the version most often seen in politics, a candidate turns his opponent’s strength into a weakness. In...
  • The Page Who Took Down the GOPFri Nov 20, 2015 | politico.com
    In the middle of October I was sitting on my couch in Washington and heard a familiar name come up on CNN: Dennis Hastert. “Prosecutors have charged Hastert with lying to...
  • Sleaze and Scandal in the Sunshine State GOPTue Feb 12, 2013 | thedailybeast.com
    John Avlon on former state Republican Party chairman Jim Greer, who just pleaded guilty to five felonies.
Jim Greer Scandals & Controversies
  • Jim Greer, the former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, was sentenced to a year and a half in prison after pleading guilty to stealing $125,000 in Republican party funds. Mr. Greer pleaded guilty to four counts of theft and one count of money laundering. The sentence was half of the amount of prison time that the prosecutors requested.
  • Former Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida Jim Greer was arrested on June 2nd, 2010 after being indicted on six felony charges: organized scheme to defraud, money laundering, and four counts of grand theft. Prosecutors alleged that Greer, while chair of the Florida GOP, schemed to take money, over $125,000 from the party through a fundraising company he created, Victory Strategies LLC, and then used the money for his personal expenses. On February 11th, 2013, Greer plead guilty to both the grand theft and money laundering charges. Greer is expected to serve lots of prison time; sentencing will take place March 27th, 2013.