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New Gallup poll labels Florida ‘leaning Democratic’– tell that to Republican Governor and Republican Legislature

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According to a new Gallup survey of each states’ residents’ stated political affiliations, Florida is among 10 states considered to be Democratic leaning, in which the state’s Democratic supporters outnumber Republican supporters by at least 5 percentage points but less than 10 points. Florida is “Democratic leaning”??? Tell that to the Republican Governor and to the Republican US Senator, tell that to the Republican candidate for Governor who is leading the Democrat by 11 points, tell that to the two…

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New Gallup poll labels Florida ‘leaning Democratic’ — tell that to Republican Governor and Republican Legislature

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According to a new Gallup survey of each states’ residents’ stated political affiliations, Florida is among 10 states considered to be Democratic leaning, in which the state’s Democratic supporters outnumber Republican supporters by at least 5 percentage points but less than 10 points. Florida is “Democratic leaning”??? Tell that to the Republican Governor and to the Republican U.S. Senator, tell that to the Republican candidate for Governor who is leading the Democrat by 11 points, tell that to the two…

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Crist Campaign: Charlie Crist will not run as a Democrat or Independent

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After new poll showed his GOP Senate primary challenger Marco Rubio taking a narrow lead, Florida’s Republican governor Charlie Crist met Barack Obama today in Tampa Bay, where the president announced $8 billion in stimulus funding for a high-speed rail stations. Having been needled relentlessly by Rubio for supporting the stimulus and hugging Barack Obama at a rally last spring, might Crist’s willingness to appear again with Obama signal, as The New Republic’s Jonathan Chait suggested, an openness to switching…

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Orlando Sentinel: Upstart Marco Rubio’s Senate run bucks GOP etiquette

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It is hardly the path to the top of the ticket many envisioned for Marco Rubio just a few years ago. The West Miami lawyer, now 38, had a national profile even before he took the gavel as Florida House speaker in 2006. He held “100 Ideas” forums with the likes of the late Jack Kemp and Newt Gingrich. A Senate president predicted his charisma would ultimately lead him to the Governor’s Mansion and White House. Outgoing Gov. Jeb Bush…

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