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Marco Rubio joining Jim DeMint to raise money in Indiana for Mike Pence on Friday

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Where will Marco Rubio be this week as Charlie Crist makes his announcement about dropping out of the GOP primary and running as an Independent?  Indiana, where Rubio joins a “heavyweight lineup” for a fundraising reception Friday for Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, chairman of the House Republican Conference and a potential 2012 presidential candidate. Sen. Jim DeMint will make remarks. The reception is at Eaglecrest, the McLean home of Tom and Randall Phillips, and event co-chairs are Bob and…

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Continuing coverage of Independent Charlie Crist and the Republicans of the Lost Party

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Seeing as there is a new development every 15 minutes about Charlie Crist’s expected departure from the Republican Party so that he can run as an Independent, I will just keep this post up to provide the latest updates on Crist, Marco Rubio, Kendrick Meek.  I’ll keep aggregating any major stories, while posting links to stories also worth reading: 4/27 9:34 a.m. – Charlie Crist’s supporters face pressure from GOP: While the Tampa Bay Chair of Crist for Senate, Greg Truax, says…

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Sen. Jim DeMint comments on first Crist-Rubio debate

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U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) issued the following statement regarding today’s U.S. Senate debate between Marco Rubio and Governor Charlie Crist: “Like many Republicans across the country, I watched today’s debate with great interest. With every passing day, my support for Marco Rubio grows stronger and more enthusiastic. Today’s debate showed exactly why more and more Republicans are excited by the conservative renewal that’s building in Florida because of Marco’s candidacy. “Once again, Marco outlined the deeply held principles and…

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Marco Rubio ‘invisible’ to reporters on South Carolina trip

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  Aware of the potentially uncomfortable imagery of a hotshot Senate candidate glad-handing in a state known as a White House launching pad, aides to Rubio and DeMint were quick to downplay the trip shortly after it was announced, calling it a routine fundraising effort. That concern was likely a chief reason why Rubio, the former Florida House Speaker who commands a healthy lead against Crist in recent polls, was largely invisible to members of the media during the South…

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Marco Rubio ‘invisible’ to reporters on South Carolina trip

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  Aware of the potentially uncomfortable imagery of a hotshot Senate candidate glad-handing in a state known as a White House launching pad, aides to Marco Rubio and Jim DeMint were quick to downplay the trip shortly after it was announced, calling it a routine fundraising effort. That concern was likely a chief reason why Rubio, the former Florida House Speaker who commands a healthy lead against Crist in recent polls, was largely invisible to members of the media during the…

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Karen Thurman wants to know where Tim Pawlenty stands on Crist vs. Rubio

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  As Minn. Gov. and Presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty travels to Orlando today to raise money for the Republican Governor’s Association, Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman called on Pawlenty to let Floridians know who he will support in the state’s primary. Pawlenty has refused to make an endorsement, even though his Political Action Committee’s mission is “helping candidates and translating our ideas into policies that everyone can relate to and support.” “It’s a simple question — will Tim Pawlenty…

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Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio barnstorming South Carolina today – watch live on UStream

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Marco Rubio will be touring South Carolina with Sen. Jim DeMint (but no press) at a “Conservative Comeback Coffee” in Charleston, a “Conservative Comeback BBQ” in Columbia and a “Conservative Comeback Reception” in Greenville. For those of you unable to attend these events, you can watch DeMint and Rubio live on UStream at 2:00 p.m. According to a website launched just to promote the effort, Rubio and DeMint have already raised more than $50,000 online. Here is the video the…

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