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Even John Thrasher didn’t like the debate between Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio

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Republican Party of Florida chairman John Thrasher on the debate: “I commend Governor Crist and Speaker Rubio for agreeing to participate in today’s debate, and for addressing some of the important issues facing the State of Florida and our nation. Florida Republicans have an important choice to make, and it is critical that we have the information needed to make an informed decision. “While I appreciate our candidates’ passion for this race and strong desire to serve, I was disappointed…

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Charlie Crist v. Marco Rubio makes cover of NYT mag

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The fiery Senate primary race between two Florida Republicans will be the cover story for this Sunday’s NYT Magazine, reports NBC News. That would be former House Speaker Marco Rubio and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. An excerpt from the article: “It is not uncommon for a party out of power to undergo an identity crisis and an internal bloodletting, and it is [Florida governor Charlie] Crist’s bad luck that his race in 2010 fits the frame of a philosophical debate…

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Karl Rove donates $1K to Marco Rubio

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Over the past few weeks, Florida GOP Gov. Charlie Crist has found himself being put on the defensive more and more in the primary thanks to the challenge by ex-state House Speaker Marco Rubio. While Crist has financially overwhelmed Rubio to date, there are many Republicans — particularly those in Flordia that are close to former GOP Gov. Jeb Bush — who have publicly become more comfortable airing their skepticism about Crist in public. One of those Republicans with close…

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Yes He Can! Marco Rubio on the cover of National Review

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Marco Rubio is on the cover the new National Review – a coup that should help the Miami Republican raise some national money from grass roots conservatives. The writer is John J. Miller, who has written several pieces critical of Charlie Crist: On paper, it looks like a mismatch between an unbeatable juggernaut and a doomed also-ran. Yet Crist may be vulnerable: He warmly embraced President Obama’s stimulus spending and is one of the most liberal politicians in the Republican…

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Principally Political blog attacks NRSC for endorsing Charlie Crist

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Is NRSC right to endorse Crist? “No” is the emphatic response from Erick Erickson of RedState. He objects to the NRSC’s endorsement of Florida Governor Charlie Crist over statehouse Speaker Marco Rubio in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat. Erickson has launched a public campaign to deter donations to the NRSC. Ben Hodge of RedCounty has weighed in, defending Erickson and dissecting the NRSC’s reasoning in its original decision and its counter-attacks on Erickson. I’m not familiar with…

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