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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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Deveron Gibbons refunds contributions from indicted supporter Tom Coehlo

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St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons refunded two contributions from prominent supporter Tom Coehlo, a local businessman arrested on fraud charges in early July. I previously wondered why the Times had not written about the connection between Gibbons and Coehlo, who hosted a fundraiser for Gibbons in March and was listed as a major supporter of Gibbons: Certainly Gibbons is embarrassed enough by the Coehlo connection that he believed it necessary to refund the contributions. Update: The Bay Buzz —…

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