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State Rep. Tom Grady files lawsuit demanding Charlie Crist return contributions

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From the Naples Daily News: Linda Morton of Naples donated $500 to Gov. Charlie Crist’s Senate election campaign, while John Rood of Jacksonville, a retired U.S. ambassador, donated $4,800 to the Republican. Now they want a refund. The two have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all contributors who are demanding their money back after Crist announced he’d run as an Independent. “Crist has made it clear that he believes a candidate should not say one thing and do another,”…

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Wall Street Journal: Charlie Crist is the equivalent of Florida Swampland

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The Wall Street Journal contends Charlie Crist isn’t about to make the same mistake Arlen Specter did: Florida Governor Charlie Crist isn’t about to make the same mistake Arlen Specter did. The Pennsylvania senator promised to refund contributions to his Senate campaign after he switched parties last year. The promise eventually wound up costing him $1.2 million in refunds to disgruntled donors. Mr. Crist will apparently keep any money donated to him on the assumption he would be running as…

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Club for Growth officially announces plan for refund effort in case of Crist party switch

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The Buzz warned us yesterday that the Club for Growth would mobilize to demand that Charlie Crist refund donation if, as expected, he drops out of the GOP primary and runs for the U.S. Senate as an Independent.  Well, now the Club for Growth has shown its hand, announcing via a press release today: The Club for Growth PAC today announced it is planning to lead a campaign contribution refund effort in the event Florida Governor Charlie Crist leaves the…

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Deveron Gibbons refunds contributions from indicted supporter Tom Coehlo

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St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbons refunded two contributions from prominent supporter Tom Coehlo, a local businessman arrested on fraud charges in early July. I previously wondered why the Times had not written about the connection between Gibbons and Coehlo, who hosted a fundraiser for Gibbons in March and was listed as a major supporter of Gibbons: Certainly Gibbons is embarrassed enough by the Coehlo connection that he believed it necessary to refund the contributions. Update: The Bay Buzz —…

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