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Game Change: The story behind Charlie Crist’s betrayal of Rudy Giuliani

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Update: David Frum suggests: Rudy Giuliani’s decision to endorse Marco Rubio in the hotly contested Florida senatorial primary may be more than an act of revenge. By backing a candidate that has little overlap with the brand of Republicanism that he embodies, Rudy may be signaling that he’s given up on ever running for office again. Here’s the excerpt from Game Change that explains the Crist-Rudy debacle: McCain had endorsed Crist in his primary fight; Giuliani had remained neutral. Crist…

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Rick Baker meets with former Jeb Bush CoS

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If Rick Baker is playing coy about his political future, he wasn’t too shy today when he met with Kathleen Shanahan, an uber-connected former chief of staff to Jeb Bush and Dick Cheney. Unsure of what the meeting was about, but Baker met with Shanahan at Atwater’s, the popular restaurant in the heart of St. Pete’s Midtown. Is this the first sign that Baker is at least exploring the idea of running for Florida governor in the event that Charlie…

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