Republican Consultants Blow each other away in love fest?

Former Ga. GOP director, 2 others, found dead in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Republican political consultant and two other men were found dead in a home in an apparent double-murder and suicide, authorities and relatives said.

Authorities have not determined a motive for the deaths of Ralph Gonzalez, 39, his roommate, David Abrami, 36, and a friend, Robert Drake, 30.

Investigators found weapons and signs of a struggle in the house, but they did not say what the weapons were or which man they believe was the killer. The men are believed to have died several days before the bodies were discovered Thursday.

Gonzalez was executive director of the Georgia Republican Party from 2001-2002. He managed U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney's 2002 campaign and was president of Strategum Group, an Orlando-based political consulting firm that represents Republican candidates.

"He was a born political consultant. He had bravado, he was intense, and he lived and breathed tactics and strategy," Feeney said. "He was an adviser and strategist for me and became a very good friend."

Abrami, an attorney, was active in Republican politics as well.

Gonzalez, the son of Cuban immigrants, was devoted to politics even as a youth, said his father, Rafael Gonzalez of Miami. He graduated from Florida International University and received his master's degree in campaign management at the University of Florida.

"He was a smart person who built a business by himself," Rafael Gonzalez said. "He traveled all over the world."


What do you mean you don't love me anymore?

The only reason I posted this is because I know the kid, he also advise Congress"man" Patty on certain campaign tactics back in 2004......More to come......It's get worst......

The Congressman Love Sitcon goes terrible wrong?

Do you know anything online or any witnesses to link this guy to our Pat? *DQ

I just got this story today after it was being cover up. I am recieving a great deal of info from various inside old line republican sources and sorting out the links which will appear very soon. Patty is very much aware of this coming ball buster. It appears to be a lovers spat that went terrible wrong like most Queen fights. The problem here is that 3 murders have been committed.....This is much more far reaching since it exposes more sexual issues within the Republican leadership like the DC Madame story.

I will pass on the info to you as it becomes more clear how the consultant service appears in Patty 04 campaign under many political fronts and present funding from the consultanting service. I suspect you will have a field day with this and others and I do hope it drives a nail into Patty Coffin for good. The below link will do the first story on Congressman Patty......It reaches many ,many millions in a amazing movement that is growing with leaps and bounds over the mainstream establishment. Whoever thought the Republican party would be up to their rear with perverts?

I did

What you said, Max:

Whoever thought the Republican party would be up to their rear with perverts?

I did. There are two therapists in Asheville who have clients that are former teenage victims of Republican sexual abuse rings.

Here's a Discovery channel video called "Conspiracy of Silence". When you see it you'll instantly know why it never aired.

Also, here's a Daily Kos diary with all kinds of documentation of Republican ties to forced abortions and slavery.

News of the 10th district: See Pat Go Bye Bye,

Now where is that Gay Bar in Trenton New Jersey?

Yes! I am very much aware of the preverts in the Republican party. In fact for the record, would you believe that the former Speaker of House was a switch hitter.? After 4 wives that one is easy to fiqure out.....

How many trips to Florida did Patty make in 2006 to attend Republican fund raising events hosted by one dead republican consultant?

The Phone Call from North Carolina makes Patty Sweat?

The smoking gun emerges see below!

"Police came to the house at about 9 a.m. this morning after a woman called from North Carolina, saying that for several days she had not heard from her friend who lives at the home."

The Orlando Sentinel has confirmed that one of three men found dead in an east Orange County home in an apparent double murder-suicide is a prominent political consultant.

Ralph Gonzalez was found dead at his home at 2420 Hickory Oak Blvd., his father Rafael Gonzalez, 69, confirmed. Gonzalez is the former head of the Republican party in Georgia and the president of Strategum Group, an Orlando political consulting firm that represents Republican candidates, including many in Central Florida such as state Rep. Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando.

Police came to the house at about 9 a.m. this morning after a woman called from North Carolina, saying that for several days she had not heard from her friend who lives at the home. Deputies responded by conducting a well-being check at the man's home.

Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies have released the names of the other victims, who were found in a room at the three-bedroom house. They are Gonzalez's roommate David Abrami and friend Robert Drake.

Republican Florida Love triangle in Chaos by Republicans

August 24, 2007
GOP consultant in murder-suicide

Sad news from the Orlando Sentinel that veteran GOP consultant Ralph Gonzalez, who has worked for the likes of Andy Gardiner, Tom Feeney, John Quinones, Dean Cannon, John Ostalkiewicz, Ed Homan, and most recently Allen Roosa in HD 34, is dead following an apparent double murder-suicide. The Miami native and former Georgia GOP executive director was the founder of the Strategum Group and an informed voice on the Buzz here and there.

August 24, 2007 in Florida House, Republicans |

Does anyone have anymore info on who was murdered and who committed suicide?

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 08:54 AM

Shut up you idiot!

That doesnt matter, all that matters is that a tragedy has happened to one of us.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 08:57 AM

According to the Orlando Sentinel, in an article also linked by Jason, there were three dead. "They are Gonzalez's roommate David Abrami and friend Robert Drake." It doesn't say who was murdered and who committed suicide.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 09:04 AM

God Bless you Ralph. We will miss you.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 09:07 AM

8:57 it does matter to me, I knew Ralph since 98 and worked with him at the GOP in House campaigns. So stop calling people idiots for wanting to know what happened to a friend.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 09:33 AM

Rest in Peace, Ralph. I will miss you, my friend.

Posted by: Jamie Miller | August 24, 2007 at 09:39 AM

8:57 is a total idiot.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 09:40 AM

I am still stunned- gosh I will miss him-

Go Gators Ralph- Rest in Peace

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 09:51 AM

Ralph, we will miss you! I will forever cherish all the wonderful memories from our RPOF days. You were one of a kind.

Posted by: Eli | August 24, 2007 at 09:53 AM

What a tragedy but details would help.

By the way, Ralph won't be reading this but his family will.

Posted by: * | August 24, 2007 at 09:59 AM

Ralph was a great guy and a real professional. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He is with the Lord and that is solace to those of us who cared for him.

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." [2 Corinthians 5:8]

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 10:12 AM

WESH TV quoted Ralph's mother as saying the visitor killed Ralph, then his roommate and then himself. It's an apparent love triangle.

Ralph was a very good Republican operative. He'll be missed. May God rest his soul.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 10:29 AM

My prayers are with Ralph's family and friends.

Posted by: Peter | August 24, 2007 at 10:46 AM

I am shocked - I worked with Ralph at the RPOF for 3 years. My heart goes out to his loving family. May God be with them and all of his friends during this time.

Posted by: Stephanie | August 24, 2007 at 10:53 AM

I've known Ralph for about 8 years. He was always a 'stand-up' guy. Even if you were on the other side of a campaign or issue, he treated you the same. Incredibly sad day and I also wish his family peace in this tragic time, as others above have done.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 11:16 AM

"O Lord, grant those who have died the joy of Your Presence, and us who are living the happiness of knowing this."

It is a sad day. My thoughts and prayers are with Ralph's family and friends.

Posted by: Jim Johnson | August 24, 2007 at 11:20 AM

so sorry for the family

but it does sound like a "love gone wrong"
heh - another republican homosexual - maybe the party should be thinking more openly.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 12:40 PM

He was a good guy but an overrated consultant.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 12:52 PM

Guns, gays and republicans. Three things the media loves to talk about. This is going to get bad.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 12:54 PM

3 more good republicans

Posted by: Kudzu | August 24, 2007 at 01:14 PM

last couple of posts, REAL CLASSY.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 01:19 PM

If you are truly sorry for the family, why on earth would you follow that statement with such unfeeling babble?
I hope you never loose a faminly member under such tragic circumstances. Someone might be just as unfeeling and hateful as you have been on this blog.

Both of you could use some compassion and maturity.
I hope they close the postings on this thread.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 01:21 PM

Some people are sick. This is a tragedy - no matter what political affiliation, race, creed, gender, etc. Ralph was a well respected professional, an honest individual and a charismatic person. He will be missed by many.

For more information, read the Orlando Sentinel article.

Posted by: + | August 24, 2007 at 01:23 PM

It is a tragic day when anyone this young dies, much more so with three people. I could care less about the intimate details of the departeds' lives. It's still a tragedy.

However, I do agree with 12:54's assesment that his story will get worse and more coverage for all the wrong reasons.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 01:35 PM

Ralph was a dear friend and a beautiful person. We will all miss him and his larger than life personality.

My prayers and tears for his family. What a true tragedy.

We all love you Ralph.

Posted by: Kim S | August 24, 2007 at 01:55 PM

Ralph was a good friend and a true professional. I learned a great deal from him throughout the years. I'll miss you greatly, my friend.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 02:12 PM

I got to work with Ralph on a campaign and he was always professional, helpful, and one of the most enjoyable people in the business. He will be dearly missed.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 02:13 PM

I think its a tragedy that this story will get so much play because of homosexuality or political preference. So Ralph was a gay Republican. Big deal. The horrible part is that three young people who contributed to society are lost to us all.

Posted by: | August 24, 2007 at 03:11 PM

Ralph was a fine young man, a gentleman, and an honorable competitor for all of us in the business. I knew him as a Senate employee, a fellow consultant on the same side of a race, and on opposite sides. He was a good person whose family should be proud of his many accomplishments.

Posted by: Jack Latvala | August 24, 2007 at 10:07 PM

This is a real horrible thing to happen. Ralph was a great guy and helped many.

Posted by: | August 25, 2007 at 02:15 PM

Will miss you in North Carolina! So sad?

Posted by: Queen Patty in Republican Paradise | August 25, 2007 at 05:37 PM