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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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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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