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George LeMieux tells NRO: Charlie Crist will ‘Ultimately Be Fine’

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U.S. Sen. George LeMeiux tells NRO that his old boss, Charlie Crist will “ultimately be fine” in his Senate primary race against conservative challenger Marco Rubio. “He’s had his eye on governing and in recent weeks he’s really begun to campaign hard,” LeMieux says. “He’s showing differences between him and his competitor and that’s starting to help. This race is still to be determined. The people who like him will come home to him.” According to most polls, Rubio still…

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Charlie Crist v. Marco Rubio makes cover of NYT mag

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The fiery Senate primary race between two Florida Republicans will be the cover story for this Sunday’s NYT Magazine, reports NBC News. That would be former House Speaker Marco Rubio and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. An excerpt from the article: “It is not uncommon for a party out of power to undergo an identity crisis and an internal bloodletting, and it is [Florida governor Charlie] Crist’s bad luck that his race in 2010 fits the frame of a philosophical debate…

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Club for Growth concerned re: Charlie Crist v Marco Rubio

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The Club for Growth, a conservative anti-tax group, is considering running ads in the Republican Party’s Senate primary race against Florida Gov. Charlie Crist for supporting higher state taxes and President Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus spending package. Mr. Crist’s opponent for the Republican Party’s nomination next year is former state Speaker of the House Marco Rubio, a young conservative running on cutting government spending and taxes who recently met here with the Club for Growth, which has a strong…

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