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Red State claims coverage of RPOF scandal a ‘political hitjob’ on Marco Rubio

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When it comes to “Checks and Balances” in Florida’s print media, it is increasingly apparent that there is none. In a coordinated attack piece, orchestrated by someone who had access to the Republican Party of Florida’s (RPOF) credit card records, (and for the life of me, I can’t imagine it is from anyone who currently has access), major dailies from the Panhandle all the way down to Miami have printed the same story of credit card spending by the RPOF,…

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Red State claims coverage of RPOF scandal a ‘political hitjob’ on Marco Rubio

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When it comes to “Checks and Balances” in Florida’s print media, it is increasingly apparent that there is none. In a coordinated attack piece, orchestrated by someone who had access to the Republican Party of Florida’s (RPOF) credit card records, (and for the life of me, I can’t imagine it is from anyone who currently has access), major dailies from the Panhandle all the way down to Miami have printed the same story of credit card spending by the RPOF,…

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Red State blog: What Charlie Crist hath wrought on America

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From Red State: Behold Florida’s new Senator. He is Charlie Crist’s errand boy. George LeMieux is undecided on government run healthcare and he supports Barack Obama’s stimulus plan. He has taken his first act as a Senator: he blocked a plan to allow drilling off the Florida coast. Charlie Crist’s errand boy continues doing Charlie’s errands. Do we want LeMieux’s keeper in the Senate? Heck no. Support (Marco) Rubio.

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Jim DeMint backs Marco Rubio

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Conservative Sen. Jim DeMint’s backing of Marco Rubio in the Florida Senate race is the latest salvo in an internal Republican struggle over who will lead the way in salvaging the GOP’s damaged brand. On Tuesday, the South Carolina Republican will endorse Rubio, a 38-year-old former state House speaker, bucking the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s endorsement of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a moderate who has periodically found himself at odds with right-wing elements of his party. National Republicans argue that…

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Red State blog: Charlie Crist runs for cover

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This campaign is still in its infancy, and anyone who knows anything about politics would understand that 14 months in politics is an eternity. So let’s look at the supposed “grand slam” of endorsements Governor Charlie Crist has scooped up. Senator John Cornyn, Chairman of the National Senatorial Republican Committee (NRSC) and Senator Mitch McConnell promptly endorsed Crist just after Crist had issued his announcement that he was running for Senate.

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John Cornyn responds directly on Red State blog re: NRSC endorsement of Crist

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Senator John Cornyn posted directly on Red State: “While this political environment appears dire and presents short-term setbacks for Republicans, I believe that it also provides us with a real opportunity for 2010. Next November could be a turning point for the future of our Party – but only if we unite and take advantage of this critical opportunity. That means holding the Democrats accountable for their records, providing real solutions, reaching out to new constituencies, and fielding candidates who…

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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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