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Charlie Crist filing for divorce after less than 9 years

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is getting divorced less than nine years after becoming the first Florida governor in 42 years to get married while in office. Crist spokesman Kevin Cate said the congressman filed papers Friday seeking to divorce his wife Carole, who he proposed to in 2008 after a 10-month romance. He was a Republican governor at the time. Their St. Petersburg wedding was a grand event with an exclusive guest list of political elite and celebrities. The…

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A rundown of the real winners and losers from Florida’s general election

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Yesterday’s slate of general elections in Florida certainly provided a list of winners and losers, and I’m not just talking about the candidates. Here is my list of the real winners and losers coming out of Tuesday. Winners Rick Scott — The Naples Republican was an early backer of the president-elect, comparing Trump’s rise to his own 2010 gubernatorial run and even penning an op-ed way back in January that Trump captured “the frustration of many Americans.” No doubt he’s taking notes for his own rumored 2018…

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What to make of all the polling in the David Jolly vs. Charlie Crist race

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Here’s how I know our reporters and I are covering the race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District as it should be covered. On Wednesday, Charlie Crist‘s wife, former first lady Carole Crist, expressed her displeasure with a story from September about a poll that showed Republican David Jolly leading Crist by three points. Even though I explained that I have nothing to do with the conducting of the poll other than paying for it, it was clear Mrs. Crist was not entirely…

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Email insights: Charlie Crist brings breath of fresh air, real value to inboxes

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As the 2016 campaign begins to take off, one political-ish email emerges as a real breath of fresh air. In a letter to supporters, Charlie Crist announced the latest venture of his wife, former Florida First Lady Carole Crist — an upscale brick-and-mortar clothing store. GODDESSEY boutique, the former governor says, is a “beautiful beach and resort wear boutique in our home of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.” Located in St. Pete’s tony waterfront business district, the shop is at Parkshore Plaza,…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/15)

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It’s not the St. Petersburg Times that is drawing my attention today, but it’s sister publication, the TBT, which ran this cover for today’s edition: Unless my eyes are mistaking me, that ain’t Carole Crist in the picture.  Actually, Carole Crist’s ass looks better than this woman’s, so Charlie put your eyes back in your sockets. Howard Troxler addresses just this kind of posturing by politicians.  Not the kind of posturing that has a pol staring at some chick’s t-back,…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/15)

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It’s not the St. Petersburg Times that is drawing my attention today, but its sister publication, the TBT, which ran this cover for today’s edition: Unless my eyes are mistaking me, that ain’t Carole Crist in the picture.  Actually, Carole Crist’s ass looks better than this woman’s, so Charlie put your eyes back in your sockets. Howard Troxler addresses just this kind of posturing by politicians.  Not the kind of posturing that has a pol staring at some chick’s t-back,…

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Who is running Charlie Crist’s campaign, now that Eric Eikenberg has left

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Now that Charlie Crist has dropped out of the Republican primary to run with No Party Affiliation, the question of who is really in charge of Crist’s campaign continues to intrigue reporters, bloggers and political observers. On paper, Eric Eikenberg was the official campaign manager of Crist’s effort.  But saying Eikenberg was running the Crist campaign is just as ridiculous as saying Tony Sparano is in charge of the Miami Dophins when everyone knows that Bill Parcells is calling the…

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