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Times: The secret severance offered to Jim Greer

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I really hate to copy an entire article, but John Frank does a masterful job laying out all of the details concerning the severance package offered to Jim Greer.  With apologies, here is his work: The state Republican Party is denying the severance agreement (download here) with Jim Greer is valid, saying the former chairman didn’t sign the documents. Greer’s attorney contends otherwise in a letter to the party written Tuesday (download). But what is lost is the fact the…

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How many RPOF credit cards did lawmakers have? Dems think they know

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The Republican Party of Florida still isn’t saying how many American Express cards were in the hands of state lawmakers before most of the cards were recalled last year – except to deny a claim by Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, that “half” the 26 Senate Republicans had one. Well, Florida Democratic Party communications director Eric Jotkoff thinks he knows. And in a Valentine’s Day card spoof aimed at Bill McCollum that thanks him for opposing the release of the party’s…

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Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered, in other words, the Delmar Johnson story

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For the past year, Delmar Johnson mixed and mingled with the well-heeled and powerful, chasing checks from large Republican donors from fishing piers in Key West to a football stadium in Boston. But even as the economy soured and GOP fundraising lagged, Johnson earned more than perhaps any party leader in Florida history — at least $408,000 as executive director and chief fundraiser for the Republican Party of Florida. His total pay was more than triple what party chairman Jim…

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‘We’re not partners. We’re not friends…’ or the toughest 48 hours of Crist’s career

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After a week in which he was labeled by the St. Petersburg Times’ as the “Loser of the Year” in Florida politics, it’s hard to imagine that things can get any worse for Charlie Crist. Unfortunately, he hasn’t seen anything yet. From the time the Quarterly Meeting of the Republican Party of Florida begins on Saturday to when the last vote is counted from the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee’s straw ballot, Charlie Crist’s campaign for the U.S. Senate could…

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‘We’re not partners. We’re not friends…’ or the toughest 48 hours of Crist’s career

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After a week in which he was labeled by the St. Petersburg Times’ as the “Loser of the Year” in Florida politics, it’s hard to imagine that things can get any worse for Charlie Crist. Unfortunately, he hasn’t seen anything yet. From the time the Quarterly Meeting of the Republican Party of Florida begins on Saturday to when the last vote is counted from the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee’s straw ballot, Charlie Crist’s campaign for the U.S. Senate could…

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