The Florida Republican party will not be on the show “Hoarders” anytime soon. The RPOF sold a mess of Governor Charlie Crist items including a portrait going for $7,700 on eBay.
The Washington Times put it this way:
“Now that Charlie Crist has deserted his post as elected head of the Republican Party … we are trying to clean up the mess left behind,” said a statement from party officials announcing the sale. “Today we completed an important step.”
Florida state Sen. John Thrasher, chairman of the Florida GOP, removed the portrait from the party's Tallahassee headquarters immediately after Mr. Crist announced last month that he was bolting the party to continue his run for the U.S. Senate without party affiliation.
The online auction for the portrait, an oil painting on linen canvas, ended late Wednesday morning after a flurry of bids in the final hour jacked up the price about $1,000, the party said.
The party said it hasn't had contact with the buyer yet and doesn't know what he or she plans to do with it. The buyer, from Florida, made a total of six bids during the auction, which began May 3.
The painting, along with a portrait of former party Chairman Jim Greer, a Crist ally who recently was forced from office amid reports he misused party money, had cost the party $7,500.