Florida GOP drops loyalty pledge requirement for 2024 ballot, a win for Trump

Florida GOP drops 2024 primary loyalty pledge requirement, favoring Trump. Pledge, binding candidates to support GOP nominee, was resisted by Trump and others. Trump’s refusal risked exclusion from general election ballot. State party dropped pledge after vote, averting potential violation of national GOP rules on election qualification changes. Pledge initially aimed to promote party unity, prevent misuse of party resources. Changes seen as proxy battle between Trump and DeSantis factions.

Source: Political Campaign News | The Hill

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