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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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Mitt Romney to campaign with Marco Rubio in Tampa today

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will campaign Monday in Tampa with U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio, the Rubio campaign announced today. The campaign event will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Blaise F. Alfano Conference and Banquet Center, 11606 McKinley Drive. It is free and open to the public. Romney, a Republican presidential candidate in 2008 and potential candidate in 2012, is expected to endorse Rubio over Gov. Charlie Crist in the Republican Senate primary.

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Washington Post: Can Kendrick Meek win the Florida Senate race?

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The nationally televised debate between Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio on Sunday made clear that the Republican Senate primary is going to be a knockdown, drag-out brawl between now and, gulp, August 24. The almost-certain political bloodbath on the Republican side stands in stark contrast to the quiet race for the Democratic nomination — where Rep. Kendrick Meek seems to be on cruise control to become the party’s nominee. And yet, despite the body…

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Jeb Bush: Charlie Crist ‘unforgivable’ on stimulus support

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made his strongest statement to date on the Republican Senate primary unfolding in his state, telling the conservative publication NewsMax in an on-camera interview that he considers Gov. Charlie Crist’s support for last year’s stimulus bill “unforgivable.” “I know I’m supposed to be politically correct and I said I was neutral and all that,” Bush said, but added of Crist’s move: “I got a problem with that.” Bush has kept a careful distance from the…

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Jeb Bush: Charlie Crist ‘unforgivable’ on stimulus support

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made his strongest statement to date on the Republican Senate primary unfolding in his state, telling the conservative publication NewsMax in an on-camera interview that he considers Gov. Charlie Crist’s support for last year’s stimulus bill “unforgivable.” “I know I’m supposed to be politically correct and I said I was neutral and all that,” Bush said, but added of Crist’s move: “I got a problem with that.” Bush has kept a careful distance from the…

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Marco Rubio’s ‘homage’ to Obama’s ad?

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Jordan Carmon has an interesting post this morning: “This is pretty shocking. I was just looking through Marco Rubio’s ads, and I noticed something particularly striking about this ad, where Charlie Crist is scolded for his reaction to the economic collapse. Marco Rubio is a former Florida House Speaker who is challenging Florida Gov. Charlie Crist in the Republican Senate Primary. The ad was called “Fundamentals”, which reminded me of something, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.…

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