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Top GOP donor Al Austin, chair of host committee seeking 2012 RNC convention, raising money for Charlie Crist’s independent campaign

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It’s no surprise that the estimable Gtreg Truax, Hillsborough’s state committeeman to the Republican Party of Florida, is sticking with his guy, Charlie Crist, even though Crist has bolted the GOP to run as an independent for the US Senate.  But how can Al Alustin, one of the country’s top GOP fundraisers, justify his support of Crist while leading Tampa’s effort to woo the Republican National Convention to the city in 2012? Last night, I attended a fundraiser for Crist…

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Top GOP donor Al Austin, chair of host committee seeking 2012 RNC convention, raising money for Charlie Crist’s independent campaign

in Peter/The Bay and the 'Burg by

It’s no surprise that the estimable Greg Truax, Hillsborough’s state committeeman to the Republican Party of Florida, is sticking with his guy, Charlie Crist, even though Crist has bolted the GOP to run as an independent for the US Senate.  But how can Al Austin, one of the country’s top GOP fundraisers, justify his support of Crist while leading Tampa’s effort to woo the Republican National Convention to the city in 2012? Last night, I attended a fundraiser for Crist…

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