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Does underdog Florida stand a chance against Alabama?

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Find your old Danny Wuerffel jersey. Heck, he was the MVP of the SEC title game twice, the only man ever to repeat. Put on your orange-and-blue hat. Kiss your framed photo of Tim Tebow just for luck. Hum “The Boys of Old Florida” one more time. Talk about how Jim McElwain reminds you of Steve Spurrier, only without the fun or the gun. Now, can you see any way that the Gators win on Saturday? Any way at all?…

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Now that he’s behind, here are 10 ways Charlie Crist can turn his campaign around

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Dear Charlie, Let’s try this again. It’s been a long time since I helped out on one of your campaigns. In fact, I think the last time we worked together you were running for…the U.S. Senate (do you remember the time when, on our way back from campaigning with Ollie North in Panama City, my car tire blew out and I got stranded in Chiefland?). A lot has changed since 1998. You began this race as the front-runner with all…

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Now that he’s behind, here are 10 ways Charlie Crist can turn his campaign around

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Dear Charlie, Let’s try this again. It’s been a long time since I helped out on one of your campaigns. In fact, I think the last time we worked together you were running for…the US Senate (do you remember the time when, on our way back from campaigning with Ollie North in Panama City, my car tire blew out and I got stranded in Chiefland?). A lot has changed since 1998. You began this race as the front-runner with all…

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Must-read: How an underdog named Mike McGinn took Seattle’s City Hall

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Moments after the first returns were posted in the Seattle mayor’s race, Mike McGinn’s volunteer field director took the stage at the Capitol Hill party. “It’s still really, really close,” Derek Farmer shouted. “We need everybody that has a phone to help.” What happened next has become campaign lore among McGinn supporters. Partygoers set down their beers, accepted scripts, phone sheets and pay-as-you-go cellphones, and The War Room bar became an impromptu phone bank to contact voters who hadn’t yet…

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Monday’s Mayoral Wrap-up

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The Kentucky Derby on Saturday was a disappointment to chalk gamblers everywhere, but a reminder to the rest of us that long shots do, in fact, win. The horse that won Derby was a 56-1 underdog. In fact, the owner had paid only $9,500 in a market that usually runs to six figures. In other words, Paul Congemi won the Kentucky Derby. Oh, and by the way, the morning line favorite finished 19 out of 20, which reinforces the point…

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