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Florida GOP readies for Charlie Crist’s departure

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The Florida Republican Party is getting ready for Gov. Charlie Crist’s departure as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate. Party general counsel Jason Gonzalez wrote a memo warning that members of the State Executive Committee or county GOP committees may not support anyone but Republicans in elections. Rule 9 of the state party’s bylaws requires party loyalty. Crist is expected to file as an independent next week, bypassing the Aug. 24 Republican primary for the Senate. As a non-party…

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Florida GOP readies for Charlie Crist’s departure

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The Florida Republican Party is getting ready for Gov. Charlie Crist’s departure as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate. Party general counsel Jason Gonzalez wrote a memo warning that members of the State Executive Committee or county GOP committees may not support anyone but Republicans in elections. Rule 9 of the state party’s bylaws requires party loyalty. Crist is expected to file as an independent next week, bypassing the Aug. 24 Republican primary for the Senate. As a non-party…

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