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Club for Growth concerned re: Charlie Crist v Marco Rubio

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The Club for Growth, a conservative anti-tax group, is considering running ads in the Republican Party’s Senate primary race against Florida Gov. Charlie Crist for supporting higher state taxes and President Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus spending package.

Mr. Crist’s opponent for the Republican Party’s nomination next year is former state Speaker of the House Marco Rubio, a young conservative running on cutting government spending and taxes who recently met here with the Club for Growth, which has a strong reputation for defeating liberal and moderate Republicans in party primaries with its aggressive ad campaigns.

“We recently interviewed Marco Rubio and were impressed. We are very concerned about the two major tax increases Charlie Crist recently signed and believe there’s no excuse for his active support of the Obama big-government ‘stimulus’ spending bill,” said David Keating, the club’s executive director. “We are actively considering the race.”

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