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CQ: Conservatives bash John Cornyn, threaten to withhold donations to GOP

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From CQ: The Texas Republican in charge of helping his party win Senate seats recently moved to narrow the field in Florida’s 2010 primary but now faces a much wider problem: an incendidary backlash by the conservative movement. As soon as Gov. Charlie Crist made the long-anticipated announcement that he would run, John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, gave Crist a quick and hearty endorsement, even though another Republican, former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, wants the…

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Red State: Put up or shut up!

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From Erik at Red State: So are you as hacked off as I am about the NRSC’s Charlie Crist endorsement? Putting it directly, you don’t have any room to complain unless you are willing to open your wallet for Marco Rubio. Even $10.00. Here’s the deal: the NRSC is probably not going to spend a penny on Crist in the primary. Their endorsement, I think, has much more to do with them choking off money for Marco Rubio. They say…

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Principally Political blog attacks NRSC for endorsing Charlie Crist

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Is NRSC right to endorse Crist? “No” is the emphatic response from Erick Erickson of RedState. He objects to the NRSC’s endorsement of Florida Governor Charlie Crist over statehouse Speaker Marco Rubio in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat. Erickson has launched a public campaign to deter donations to the NRSC. Ben Hodge of RedCounty has weighed in, defending Erickson and dissecting the NRSC’s reasoning in its original decision and its counter-attacks on Erickson. I’m not familiar with…

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