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Al Hoffman asks Charlie Crist for his money back. Are the Semblers next?

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Developer Al Hoffman, a major GOP donor who recently moved from Fort Myers to North Palm Beach, asked Gov. Charlie Crist to return the $9,600 he and his wife gave to Crist’s U.S. Senate campaign.

Why? Two words: Jim Greer. Hoffman was among the donors who pressured Crist to dump his handpicked chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.

“I lost my confidence in Charlie’s leadership ability simply because he looked the other way when so many people were warning him about Jim Greer,” he said. “As much as it pains me, I felt this was a significant oversight on Charlie’s part.’

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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