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With 21 trustee vacancies to fill at 11 universities, Charlie Crist’s power to appoint becoming best tool to shore up support

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With an insurgent candidate on his right challenging him for his party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, Charlie Crist has an array of political tools at his disposal to shore up support for his administration — and his candidacy. At Crist’s disposal are 21 trustee vacancies at Florida’s 11 public universities, which the governor intends to fill over the next three months, according to a report in the Tallahassee Democrat that cites higher-education officials and Sterling Ivey, a spokesman for…

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