Florida Republican Party chair Christian Ziegler refuses to resign after group sex and rape claim

Florida GOP chairman Christian Ziegler. Photo: Getty Images

Terry Spencer

The chair of Florida’s Republican Party says he will not resign over a woman’s ­allegation that he raped her – saying in an email to supporters that he is ­innocent.

Christian Ziegler sent the statement to state Republicans on Saturday, saying that he and his wife, Bridget Ziegler, are being targeted because they are “such loud political voices”.