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Charlie Crist, Rick Perry: A study in contrasts

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While Governor Rick Perry celebrated his commanding victory over U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial primary in Texas, Florida Governor Charlie Crist delivered his final State of the State speech to lawmakers in Tallahassee. The two events seemed to crystallize the opposite ends of the GOP, and the two Republican governors’ divergent campaign fortunes. In Texas, voters’ “yes” to Perry was an emphatic “no” to Washington, as The New York Times characterized the race on its front…

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