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Houston Chronicle on John Cornyn, Charlie Crist

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Texas Sen. John Cornyn is an upbeat kind of fellow, but when it comes to the Republican Party’s current political standing, he is distinctly downbeat. “I think that we’re at a low ebb,” the San Antonio Republican declares. After eight years of the Bush presidency and the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, only 22 percent of Americans call themselves Republicans, according to a survey released Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. But while there’s not much debate…

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Rothenberg Report: Florida gov race leaning Dem

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From March on Politics: Despite recent polling showing the governor’s race between Bill McCollum and Alex Sink as either a tossup or maybe with an edge for McCollum, the respected Rothenberg Political Report has it listed as leaning Democratic—for Sink. A new poll issued yesterday gave McCollum a 6-point lead with a large undecided. But Nathan Gonzales, political editor for the Rothenberg Report said polls don’t tell the whole story in the race between a strong newcomer and an experienced…

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Mayoral forum at Parkshore

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About fifty or so residents of the waterfront condominium community attended a forum for the six major mayoral candidates on Thursday at the Parkshore building. Unfortunately, I am already disgusted with these forums, and I have only been to two of them. Most of my disgust originates with Kathleen Ford, who reminds me of a pit bull choking against its own leash. She sooooo wants to break loose and tear into the closest piece of flesh. Groooowwwwllll, securities lending, bark,…

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Now the Dick Morris event is free

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Who wouldn’t want to part with $75 to hear Dick Morris pontificate on the art of having your toes sucked? Evidently, not enough local Republicans, as the Pinellas GOP decided, rather than face a half-empty theatre, to give away tickets to Morris’ speaking engagement at The Palladium.

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A tale of two events for Tampa

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If Tampa lands the 2008 Republican National Convention, the city will face playing host to two massive events just five months apart. The Super Bowl will come to Tampa in February 2009. The GOP confetti-fest is slated for September 2008. Can one city handle so much love? The GOP convention site selection committee in April posed just that question to a delegation pushing to bring the Republicans to Tampa. “We responded and said we thought it would be a good…

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Candi Jovan jumps in race for House District 50

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Democratic activist Candi Jovan filed her paperwork to run for House District 50, where Republicans, and Ed Hooper are also running.

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