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Washington Post: For Charlie Crist, dark days in the Sunshine State primary

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It was precisely the sort of event that Gov. Charlie Crist loves: a nonpartisan, non-ideological chance to boost Florida, its people and its weather. Yet it was also a moment rooted in partisanship: a news conference on Tuesday capping an effort by leaders from around Tampa Bay to persuade Republicans to bring their national convention here in 2012. With Crist in a tough Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat, this would have been the perfect occasion for tossing some…

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