The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) announced the schedule of events for the Presidency 5 Convention and Straw Poll to be held at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday.  Republican elected officials and presidential contenders will address 5,000 delegates and activists throughout the final day of the 3 day meeting and convention.  The schedule is provided below. 

8:00 a.m.
Doors Open to Convention Center, South Concourse

9:00 a.m.
Welcome – RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry
Invocation – Reverend Dr. Angel Rios
Pledge of Allegiance – Iris Roberts
National Anthem – Lou Galterio
Comments by Emcee – Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll

9:30 a.m.
Opening Address – Andrew Breitbart

10:00 a.m.
Remarks – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Remarks – Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater
Remarks – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam

10:45 a.m.
Senate President Address – President Mike Haridopolos
Speaker of the House Address – Speaker Dean Cannon

11:15 a.m.
Republican National Committeeman Paul Senft
Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day

11:30 a.m.
Conclusion of Morning Program

1:00 p.m.
Speaker Designate Will Weatherford Introduces Special Video Presentation
Remarks – Wendy Bitner
Introduction of RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry

1:20 p.m.
Convene Presidency 5 Straw Poll and Convention – RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry
Recognition of P5 Committee Co-Chairs Lew Oliver, Blaise Ingoglia and Committee
Credentials Committee Report – Diane Simpson

1:40 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote Address – Florida Governor Rick Scott

2:00 p.m.
Republican Presidential Candidate and Surrogate Remarks
Ron Paul for President (expected)
Herman Cain for President (expected)
Rick Santorum for President (expected)
Newt Gingrich for President (expected)
Jon Huntsman for President (surrogate/video presentation expected)Rick Perry for President (surrogate/video presentation expected)

4:00 p.m.
Explanation of Straw Poll process – Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, Seminole County SOE Mike Ertel
Tellers distribute ballots to county chairs
Balloting commences
Tellers collect ballots
SOE Ertel tabulates ballots

5:00 p.m.
Introduction of County Roll call process – Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll
County Roll Call – County Delegation Chairs

5:45-6:00 p.m.
Announcement of Straw Poll Results – Florida Governor Rick Scott
Straw poll concludes, Presidency 5 adjourned – RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry


Straw poll results

In a stunning upset Saturday, Herman Cain won Florida’s Presidency 5 straw poll, a vote of 2,657 Republican activists that in past years has predicted the party nominee. Here are the results:

Herman Cain: 37.1 percent, 986 votes
Rick Perry: 15.4 percent, 410 votes
Mitt Romney: 14 percent, 372 votes
Rick Santorum: 10.9 percent, 289 votes
Ron Paul: 10.4 percent, 276 votes
Newt Gingrich: 8.4 percent, 224 votes
Jon Huntsman: 2.3 percent, 60 votes
Michele Bachmann: 1.5 percent, 40 votes