Broward GOP
3:01 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Broward GOP Chairman Bows Out

The GOP in South Florida loses another leader.
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Richard DeNapoli, the Chairman of the Broward Republican Party, has announced he will not run for a second term.

Napoli's exit from the GOP follows the rather dramatic departure of Palm Beach's GOP Chair, Sid Dinerstein

Dinerstein says he left the GOP because because minorities are looking for politicians that will give them things like amnesty. He also claims that African-Americans voted overwhelmingly for President Obama because they were voting based on skin color.

Dinerstein told WLRN's Christine DiMattei that "this election was a demographic election and the overwhelming number of blacks and Hispanics that voted for Barack Obama -- blacks, in many cases, because of the skin color, Hispanics in many cases, because they think they're getting amnesty out of the deal -- created an election we were unable to win." 

In an email to party members announcing his decision, DeNapoli says "This year's elections were not a defeat of our core Republican principles," The Sun-Sentinel reports.

"If Republicans nationally can articulate an optimistic vision for our country's future that appeals to people across all walks of life, we will see future successes at the polls," his email says.

Broward County handed a number of defeats to the GOP this year. Namely Democrat Lois Frankel beat out GOPer Adam Hasner for the 22nd U.S. Congressional District race, Democrat Maria Sachs beat Ellyn Bogdanoff for a state Senate race and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz won her reelection against Karen Harrington.

Harrington, however, has thrown her hat in the ring to replace DeNapoli as the Broward GOP chair.