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Lobbyist charged with cocaine buy

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A Tallahassee lawyer-lobbyist has been charged with one felony count of buying cocaine, a Leon County booking report shows. Lawrence “Lance” Block, 61, was arrested Wednesday by Florida State University police. He was released from jail that same day on $10,000 bail. Details were not available because the arrest report has not yet been filed with the court. Block’s attorney, Jackie Fulford, filed a not-guilty plea on his behalf Thursday, court records show. Block could not be reached at his office, and Fulford declined to comment on the case.

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Charlie Crist looks to Democrats for campaign dollars

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A must-read from Steve Bousquet: By bolting from the Republican Party, Gov. Charlie Crist has one place left to raise big money in his race for the U.S. Senate: Democrats. A governor who once courted conservatives by calling himself a “Jeb Bush Republican” is getting help from liberal trial lawyers, union activists and even elected Democrats, who are shunning their party’s Senate hopefuls, wealthy Palm Beach businessman Jeff Greene and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami. Crist is now an…

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