By the way, who is this Chuck Winn attacking Col. Mike McCalister?

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A little birdie shared with me some background about the Chuck Winn currently attacking Col. Mike McCalister.  Here a few tidbits to keep in mind the next time Chuck Winn emails you about Col. McCalister:

In 2008, Chuck Winn proudly served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Bob Smith, the former New Hampshire Senator who ran against Marco Rubio in the Florida Republican Primary.  Smith dropped out before Election Day.

In 2008, Chuck Winn ran for St. Lucie County Sheriff (as a write-in candidate) against Republican Bob Crowder in 2008.  He got so few votes the Supervisor of Elections didn’t list his name in the results.  Bob Crowder won.

In 2004, Chuck Winn was a candidate for Florida State Representative District 81.  He got trounced in the Primary, 75% to 25%.

Chuck Winn also has a history of attacking fellow Republicans and has been labeled a “bully” for his campaign tactics.

To me, it sounds like this Chuck Winn guy is just oh-so-fringe.

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