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Politico: Marco Rubio hardens his stances as he raises his profile

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Marco Rubio’s meteoric rise from long-shot Republican Senate candidate to national conservative celebrity has left some in Florida’s political establishment scratching their heads. The glittery national image he’s cultivated as an ideological purebred is a striking departure from the more nuanced and pragmatic record he built in the state House over eight years, according to interviews with Florida lobbyists, lawmakers and longtime party hands. On issues ranging from spending to immigration and from gun rights to cap and trade, numerous…

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Should Democrats Be Rooting for Charlie Crist?

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From Nate Silver: Florida Governor Charlie Crist will reportedly announce tomorrow that he is running for the United States Senate. At first glance this move — which would have surprised until we began to hear credible chatter about it from Republican insiders earlier this month — would seem like a real recruiting coup for the GOP. In contrast to most governors, Crist retains strong approval ratings; he is well ahead, moreover, of prospective Democratic opponents in early horse race polling.…

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