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Washington Post suggests Daily Kos poll is behind the curve

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From the Washington Post’s The Fix: Former state House Speaker Marco Rubio is nearly doubling up Gov. Charlie Crist in the Florida Republican Senate primary, according to a new poll conducted by Research 2000 for the liberal Daily Kos blog. Rubio takes 58 percent to Crist’s 30 percent, an absolutely amazing reversal from even six months ago when Crist looked to be cruising not just to the nomination but to the Senate. The poll numbers may be slightly behind the…

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Karen Thurman wants to know where Tim Pawlenty stands on Crist vs. Rubio

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  As Minn. Gov. and Presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty travels to Orlando today to raise money for the Republican Governor’s Association, Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman called on Pawlenty to let Floridians know who he will support in the state’s primary. Pawlenty has refused to make an endorsement, even though his Political Action Committee’s mission is “helping candidates and translating our ideas into policies that everyone can relate to and support.” “It’s a simple question — will Tim Pawlenty…

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Rubio dismisses ‘Republican Obama’ tag

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From Byron York in the Washington Examiner: Marco Rubio laughs at the idea, heard from some pundits recently, that he’s the “Republican Obama.” “I’m not sure people even want to be the Democrat Obama these days,” he says. For Rubio, the unlikely front-runner in the Florida Republican Senate primary race, the label is a measure of the unhappiness many people feel with their political choices at any given moment. “There’s always this constant desire for new people to enter the…

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Marco Rubio dismisses ‘Republican Obama’ tag

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From Byron York in the Washington Examiner: Marco Rubio laughs at the idea, heard from some pundits recently, that he’s the “Republican Obama.” “I’m not sure people even want to be the Democrat Obama these days,” he says. For Rubio, the unlikely front-runner in the Florida Republican Senate primary race, the label is a measure of the unhappiness many people feel with their political choices at any given moment. “There’s always this constant desire for new people to enter the…

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