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John Thrasher not everyone’s choice for GOP job

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A philosophical dustup at a Republican meeting Thursday night designed to elect state Sen. John Thrasher as the GOP state committeeman from St. Johns County ended with police called and a dissenter escorted out. John Stevens, the Northeast Florida chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, has been a vocal opponent of Thrasher’s run to become chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Selection as a committeeman is a requirement to run for the party leadership post. Stevens arrived at the…

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Marco Rubio on GOP leadership’s support of Charlie Crist: ‘It sucks’

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In addition to having very low name recognition against Charlie Crist – who has wide recognition and is popular to boot – and the fundraising disadvantage, Marco Rubio was reminded by a questioner at a forum at the Florida Society of News Editors that he also faces the opposition of his party leadership, which has backed Crist. “Yeah. It sucks, doesn’t it?” Rubio responded.

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