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Gulf oil spill likely to reach Florida Keys, Miami, report says

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Hundreds of skimming boats prepared Friday to return to calmer Gulf waters in the wake of Hurricane Alex and resume cleanup of the massive BP oil spill, which scientists now predict is likely to reach the Florida Keys and Miami in the months ahead. Using computer simulations based on 15 years of wind and ocean current data, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report Friday showing a 61% to 80% chance of the oil spill reaching within 20 miles…

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Stop the presses! RedState posts something not-entirely-positive about Marco Rubio

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For a moment there, I thought I was still on Daily Kos, but nope, there is actually a post on RedState that does not slurp Marco Rubio: Don’t get me wrong: his campaign up to this point has been rather brilliant, taking an established politician and selling him not only to the Florida GOP but to national conservatives (grassroots and establishment alike) as the true, “outsider” principled conservative choice for Florida and the Tea Party. Which he is, I trust.…

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Panel on Gulf oil spill to meet tonight in St. Petersburg

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From Mitch Perry: Tonight in St. Petersburg there will be a major discussion on the Deepwater Horizon gulf spill at The Palladium Theatre from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., sponsored in part by Repower America and Clean Energy Works. The event will be broken into three one hour discussions.  From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. the discussion is entitled “About the Spill,” and will feature Bill Hogarth, the Dean of the USF College of Marine Sciences, D.T. Minich from Visit…

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Quinnipiac Poll: Charlie Crist, 37, Marco Rubio 33, Kendrick Meek 17; Jeff Greene closing

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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, running as an independent, edges Republican Marco Rubio 37 – 33 percent in the U.S. Senate race, with 17 percent for Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.   If Jeff Greene gets the Democratic nod, Crist tops Rubio 40 – 33 percent with 14 percent for Greene. In the wake of the Gulf oil spill, Florida voters oppose 51 – 42 percent increasing the amount of offshore oil drilling, a…

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WSJ: Kendrick Meek may stand a chance in Florida if Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio split the conservative vote.

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Second national publication in a week to say as much: Republicans in Washington are increasingly fidgety about developments in the U.S. Senate race in Florida. The bad news is that Republican consultants are whispering that the contest between Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist could split the GOP vote, handing the seat to Democrat Kendrick Meek. The Florida seat is must-win for Republicans if they are to have any hope of a Senate majority in the fall. The good news, Republican…

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Charlie Crist: All I know about Victory Strategies is what I read in the newspapers

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Charlie Crist told CNN this morning that Florida is ready as it can be for the Gulf oil spill, but the scandal ensnaring former Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer came up. What does Crist know about Victory Strategies? “What I know about it is only what I’ve read about in the newspapers,” Crist told Candy Crowley on “State of the Union.” “It’s an unfortunate situation. It’s very disappointing, and sometimes people disappoint you. And that’s what happened here.” Greer, 47, of Oviedo has been…

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Set Congressman Don Young straight

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GOP Congressman Don Young says the Gulf oil spill is “not an environmental disaster.” Set Congressman Don Young straight. Sign the petition here telling Don Young to stop defending Big Oil and denying the impact of the Gulf oil disaster.

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