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WHAT WENT WRONG? A Sarasota Republican Club panel discussion last week addressed ways for the national party to bounce back after the 2012 elections. Photo by Cheryl Casey| THE SARASOTA REPUBLICAN CLUB ASKS 'THE EXPERTS' TO EXPLAIN THE RESULTS OF THE 2012 NATIONAL ELECTIONS By Scott Proffitt Staff Writer For its monthly meeting on Jan. 9, the Saraso- White House. He is a past regional political ta Republican Club served up a panel discus- director for the Republican Party of Florida. sion to shine light on the results of the 2012 Miller has helped run a number of political elections. campaigns in the state of Florida; though The "chefs" were three veterans of conserva- based in Tallahassee for several years, he calls tive politics: Jamie Miller, Andres Malave and Sarasota home. He most recently was a senior Johnny Jackson. advisor for former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign in 2012. Miller has worn a number of hats over the years. While "political consultant" is his cur- Malave is the field coordinator for Hispanic rent title, he has been an active field operative Outreach for Americans for Prosperity — for the Republican Party, including taking on a an organization considered by many to be major role in the 2000 presidential election re- among the most powerful conservative advocount that saw George W. Bush move into the cacy groups in the country. It is funded by the

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