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Rick Scott says he supports Donald Trump, but won’t run with him

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Gov. Rick Scott is a big supporter of likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but he says he’s not going to join him on the ticket. Scott’s name has been floated around as a possible vice presidential running mate for Trump. The Republican governor knows the businessman and part-time resident of Florida and has been urging the GOP to rally around him for weeks. But in recent days, Scott has said he has no interest in running with him. He repeated that again…

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March: Alex Sink considers naming running mate early

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Alex Sink may be hoping to boost in her campaign for governor by naming a running mate early, and speculation among her backers is focusing on former state Sen. Rod Smith. Sink filed her qualifying papers for the office Wednesday morning, and is expected to be the only politically prominent candidate in the Democratic primary. Her campaign has been contacting key supporters for advice on a candidate for lieutenant governor, a step usually taken later on in the race. Because…

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Charlie Crist was one of 6 finalists for John McCain’s VP

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The book The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election reports that Gov. Charlie Crist was among six finalists to become John McCain’s running mate, according to an excerpt today in the Washington Post. Today’s story, adapted from the book by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, says: Eventually, McCain narrowed his choices to six finalists. In addition to Sarah Palin, they were independent-Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman; McCain’s former rival, Mitt Romney; Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; New York…

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