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Tempers flare at RNC re: Jim Greer’s election

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Old grudges die hard, and at the Republican National Committee (RNC) meeting this week, some wounds from this year’s contentious election for chairman are being reopened. Jim Greer, chairman of the Florida Republican Party and a key ally of RNC Chairman Michael Steele, is running to head the party’s influential Rules Committee, with Steele’s backing. That doesn’t sit well with some conservatives, who see Greer as a centrist. Former South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson, who came in second…

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In H-45, GOP rivals line up allies

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She is a School Board member from one of Pasco County’s most prominent families. He is a lawyer with the backing of one of Pasco’s most powerful politicians. Never mind that the primary is more than a year away. The battle between fellow Republicans Kathryn Starkey and Richard Corcoran for the House District 45 seat is on. By the fundraising numbers alone, the opponents are neck and neck. Starkey has raised $52,000 since February, and Corcoran has raised just under…

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Charlie Crist’s fundraising efforts in perspective

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From the SP Times: We’re not sure Floridians’ hearts will necessarily swell with pride, but our governor is on his way to becoming one of the top campaign money raisers ever. In a lousy economy, Gov. Charlie Crist hauled in $4.3 million for his Republican Senate campaign. For perspective, consider that the average amount raised by Senate candidates through the entire 2008 election cycle was $2.4 million. Or that the old record for a Senate fundraising quarter was $1.7 million…

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Red County follows up against Charlie Crist

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From Red County: Being a man of my word, here is the follow up to “Charlie Crist runs for cover.”  Let’s talk about the Barack Hussein Obama’s “porkulus” package. It is being reported here on Redcounty.com that former Governor Jeb Bush accepted billions of federal dollars more than Governor Crist has just accepted. This is true. But ask yourself? What was the state of our economy at the time? Governor Bush accepted the funds during a period of prosperity, and…

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Washington Times slurps Marco Rubio

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Wash Times’ Adam Guillette on Marco Rubio…Any commentary which includes the sentence “Jeb Bush recently said that the party needs to stop looking back to Reagan and start looking toward the future. Marco Rubio is that future” is just going to be bad for Charlie Crist. The full article: On the surface, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist appears to be the rising star in the Sunshine State. Mr. Crist won a landslide election, maintains high approval ratings and was considered as…

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Slate on Marco Rubio

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In the country of no ideas, the 100-idea’d man is king. At least that’s the hope of Marco Rubio, the 38-year-old former speaker of the House in Florida who is now gunning for the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Mel Martinez. The 2010 primary between Rubio and Gov. Charlie Crist is being hyped as a showdown between the moderate wing of the Republican Party—Crist supported Obama’s stimulus package—and its conservative base. But the election is also a referendum…

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Southern Political Report: Charlie Crist-Marco Rubio battle marks the GOP’s ideological divide

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Rush Limbaugh and Gen. Colin Powell campaign against each other on the airwaves. Yet there will be no settling the score between them at the ballot box. To decide their squabble about the definition and direction of the Republican Party, proxies will stand in next year in Florida’s GOP primary for U.S. Senate. Moderate Gov. Charlie Crist is the prohibitive favorite, of course. He has long since made the watershed rite of passage necessary to make his name known to…

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