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Former congressman Robert Wexler joins Ballard Partners D.C. office

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Ballard Partners is continuing to add to its D.C. roster, announcing Thursday former U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler has joined the firm as a senior counselor. “The idea is to develop an international practice,” Wexler told POLITICO. “My hope would be to focus on certain international relationships that I’ve worked on for decades and I’m confident are consistent with the best interests of American foreign policy.” “Having someone of Robert Wexler’s caliber on our team is a tremendous win for the firm,”…

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Politico: Robert Wexler being ‘courted’ to be ambassador to Israel

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Well, this would certainly throw a wrench into the plan for Democratic former Congressman Robert Wexler to campaign for Charlie Crist’s Independent bid for the U.S. Senate. Politico reports that Wexler is being courted to be the next Ambassador to Israel: Wexler, a strong pro-Israel ally for the Obama White House going back to the 2008 presidential campaign, has become an even more frequent presence in the White House and Foggy Bottom since resigning his House seat in January to become…

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Eric Johnson says he got Robert Wexler’s ‘blessing’ before signing up with Charlie Crist

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Eric Johnson, longtime political adviser and chief of staff to former Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, says he’ got Wexler’s “blessing” before taking a job last week as a consultant to Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist’s Senate campaign. Read about it in this week’s Politics column.

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Does Kendrick Meek have a problem with Democrats?

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That’s what I have been saying for a long time and that appears to be what the Crowley Political Report is suggesting: Some say they have seen little evidence of Congressman Meek at Democratic Clubs, in the condos or anywhere else for that matter. That’s probably a bit unfair. Democrats always complain they haven’t seen enough of their candidate. What is probably closer to the truth is that few Democrats outside of District 17 know much about Meek. Plus, it’s…

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Robert Wexler asking for $ for Scott Maddox

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Robert Wexler is asking for money for Agriculture Commissioner candidate Scott Maddox: It has truly been an honor to represent the people of Florida – and our values – in the United States Congress. In doing so, we faced many battles. We fought to defend President Clinton, and vigorously disputed the unfair recount in 2000. After our tireless efforts, Florida now has voter verifiable ballots, and most memorably, we made history by electing President Obama. Through each of those battles,…

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By setting special election date in April, Charlie Crist complicates chances of health care reform passing

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Interesting point from Anthony Man: U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton, resigned from his Broward-Palm Beach County congressional seat, effective Jan. 3. When he announced his decision in October, he’d hoped that sticking around until the beginning of the year would mean health care legislation would be done and signed into law by the president. But, as everyone knows, that debate bogged down and Wexler – a certain “yes” on health care overhaul – is gone. Enter Gov. Charlie Crist.…

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Palm Beach Post: It’s Charlie Crist vs. Charlie Crist

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A must-read article from Randy Schultz: Remember the Charlie Crist who in February happily shared a stage in Fort Myers with President Obama? Remember the Charlie Crist who loved the nearly $800 billion economic stimulus plan that only three of his fellow Republicans in Congress voted for? Remember That Charlie Crist? As of last week, he ceased to exist. That Charlie Crist was governor of Florida, desperate for the $13.7 billion the state would get from the stimulus. That Charlie…

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