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Donald Trump fires back after Paul Ryan withholds support

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Donald Trump says he’s “not ready to support” House Speaker Paul Ryan’s agenda after the country’s top elected GOP official said he’s not ready to back Trump as the party’s presidential nominee. In a statement released by his campaign, Trump says, “Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people.” Trump says Americans have been “been treated so badly for so long that it is about time for…

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Rick Wilson’s war

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Tallahassee’s own Rick Wilson sat down with Ana Marie Cox of The New York Times Magazine to talk Donald Trump this week and, predictably, well-informed hilarity ensued. Wilson — leading GOP political consultant and dean of the #NeverTrump movement — spoke forthrightly, as usual, about the 2016 campaign and his personal jihad against Trump and his backers, for whom he said Trump represents “their own private postmodern Hitler.” “What started your personal campaign against Trump?” Cox asked. I wrote a column in June, for Independent Journal Review,…

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Charlie Crist declares his Independence

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A year after it seemed he was the man to beat for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate and a virtual shoo-in in the general election, Charlie Crist has seen his poll numbers nose-dive and speculation has run rampant about his chances of surviving a primary against tea-party favorite Marco Rubio, the state’s former House speaker. The 53-year-old governor has scheduled a Thursday evening event in his hometown where he will reveal his plans, though three confidants have said he’s…

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American Spectator article blasts Charlie Crist, Florida’s GOP establishment

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Considering recent history, it should come as no surprise that with what promises to become an exciting 2010 Senate primary race shaping up in Florida between a substance-free, moderate-to-liberal governor and a conservative former speaker of the Florida House, the Republican establishment has lined up to give the liberal governor a big, wet tongue kiss, and has not so subtly tried to elbow the conservative aside. These guys clearly miss Arlen Specter already, and are searching for his replacement. Rest…

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