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Charlie Crist meets with New York billionaire Tom Golisano

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The Sunshine State News is reporting that Charlie Crist recently met with New York billionaire Tom Golisano: As part of his outreach for contributions and counsel as an independent U.S. Senate candidate, Gov. Charlie Crist recently had a tete-a-tete with New York billionaire Tom Golisano. Golisano is no stranger to independent politics, having run for governor in New York three times. He campaigned on the New York Independence Party ticket each time. Laureen Oliver, former state chairman of the Independence…

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Sorry Marco Rubio, but I’d take Charlie Crist’s cash-on-hand and last three months over your $4.5 mil

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Right now, there are two parlor games dominating the political discussions in the salons of DC, Adams Street in Tallahassee and Datz Deli in Tampa: 1. Depending on whether you support Charlie Crist or Marco Rubio, which Democrat, Jeff Greene or Kendrick Meek do you want to join the general election triumvirate? 2. Who had a better Spring: Marco Rubio and his record setting $4.5 million or Charlie Crist and his workmanlike fundraising, impressive cash-on-hand and his unending earned media? Answering…

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Sorry Marco Rubio, but I’d take Charlie Crist’s cash-on-hand and last three months over your $4.5 mil

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Right now, there are two parlor games dominating the political discussions in the salons of DC, Adams Street in Tallahassee and Datz Deli in Tampa: 1. Depending on whether you support Charlie Crist or Marco Rubio, which Democrat, Jeff Greene or Kendrick Meek do you want to join the general election triumvirate? 2. Who had a better Spring: Marco Rubio and his record-setting $4.5 million or Charlie Crist and his workmanlike fundraising, impressive cash-on-hand and his unending earned media? Answering the…

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Photo: Charlie Crist, fed up with politics, quits U.S. Senate race to join biker gang

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Saying he was fed up with a life of elected office and government, Charlie Crist shocked the political world today when he announced that he was abandoning his campaign for the U.S. Senate and joining a biker gang. Pictures reflecting Crist’s decision first surfaced Monday evening after reporter Gary Fineout posted them on his Twitter account. “They say the U.S. Senate is the most exclusive club in the world,” Crist said Monday while stopping by a VFW picnic in Panama City.…

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Charlie Crist reverses stance, now supports ending ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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WaPo reports: Charlie Crist, who previously opposed repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell when he was a Republican but has since been under pressure to take a stand on current repeal efforts, will now support the repeal compromise, his spokesperson confirms to me. Until recently, Crist had been saying that the current policy works. But with the repeal compromise moving forward in Congress, both Republican Marco Rubio and Dem Kendrick Meek, each for their own reasons, have been pressuring Crist to take a stand on the…

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Charlie Crist reverses stance, now supports ending ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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WaPo reports: Charlie Crist, who previously opposed repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell when he was a Republican but has since been under pressure to take a stand on current repeal efforts, will now support the repeal compromise, his spokesperson confirms to me. Until recently, Crist had been saying that the current policy works. But with the repeal compromise moving forward in Congress, both Republican Marco Rubio and Dem Kendrick Meek, each for their own reasons, have been pressuring Crist to take a stand on the…

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Big donors face question: Demand refund from Charlie Crist?

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Charlie Crist‘s decision to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent has left a bunch of big-name contributors with a decision to make: Do they follow the angry dictate of furious Republican Party officials and demand their money back? Or not? For many longtime Crist supporters — some of whom go back to his first statewide campaign in 1998 — it’s a tough call. Consider Ben Hill Griffin III of the big Florida citrus and political family. “Right now I’m…

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