Friday, August 24, 2007

GOP Operative Found Dead in FL

Ralph Gonzales, described as "a prominent Republican Party consultant" was found dead with two other men in a home in central Florida on Thursday.

The home's address is listed as the office of The Strategum Group, a firm founded by political strategist Ralph Gonzalez.

Gonzalez's clients have included U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney, State Rep. Dean Cannon and U.S. Rep Tom Price, among others, according to the firm's Web site. Gonzalez is the former executive director of the Georgia Republican Party, the Web site stated. (From Local6 News online.)
Gonzales and The Strategum Group advised Republican candidates on political strategy. The Orlando Sentinel reports that detectives believe the deaths resulted from a double murder-suicide. Gonzales shared the house with David Abrami, an attorney also active in the Republican party. The two were hosting a friend, Robert Drake. The men were in their thirties.