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Deveron Gibbons joins Charlie Crist in leaving Republican Party

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Former St. Petersburg, Florida, mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons spoke with a political science class at Eckerd College on Wednesday night and revealed that he was no longer a registered Republican. He was the guest speaker that the instructor invited to talk with the class about lobbying. At one point during the class, the floor was open to questions. One student commented on his own perception that Gibbons was a moderate among a very conservative Republican Party in Florida. The student then…

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Marco Rubio ‘invisible’ to reporters on South Carolina trip

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  Aware of the potentially uncomfortable imagery of a hotshot Senate candidate glad-handing in a state known as a White House launching pad, aides to Rubio and DeMint were quick to downplay the trip shortly after it was announced, calling it a routine fundraising effort. That concern was likely a chief reason why Rubio, the former Florida House Speaker who commands a healthy lead against Crist in recent polls, was largely invisible to members of the media during the South…

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Marco Rubio ‘invisible’ to reporters on South Carolina trip

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  Aware of the potentially uncomfortable imagery of a hotshot Senate candidate glad-handing in a state known as a White House launching pad, aides to Marco Rubio and Jim DeMint were quick to downplay the trip shortly after it was announced, calling it a routine fundraising effort. That concern was likely a chief reason why Rubio, the former Florida House Speaker who commands a healthy lead against Crist in recent polls, was largely invisible to members of the media during the…

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