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Southern Political Report names Florida’s top five lobbying firms

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Southern Political Report, a glossy quarterly focused on insider aspects of Dixie politics, has ranked the top law and lobbying firms in each Southern state for its newest issue. The top “small firms” (the magazine’s words, not ours) devoted to governmental affairs consulting in Florida were listed as follows: Ballard Partners Southern Strategy Group Capital City Consulting Corcoran & Johnston The Rubin Group According to the magazine’s methodology, rankings were compiled based on “the results of an online survey sent to lobbyists and…

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Sarah Palin’s impact on Charlie Crist

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Sarah Palin’s sudden and unexpected announcement that she will resign as governor of Alaska at the end of the month could have a substantial impact on Southern politics. For starters, if Palin’s decision to resign indicates that she will now gear up for a 2012 campaign for president, she will provide effective competition to two Dixie GOPers who also harbor presidential ambitions, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Florida Gov. — soon to be US Senator? — Charlie Crist. Read…

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Southern Political Report: Charlie Crist-Marco Rubio battle marks the GOP’s ideological divide

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Rush Limbaugh and Gen. Colin Powell campaign against each other on the airwaves. Yet there will be no settling the score between them at the ballot box. To decide their squabble about the definition and direction of the Republican Party, proxies will stand in next year in Florida’s GOP primary for U.S. Senate. Moderate Gov. Charlie Crist is the prohibitive favorite, of course. He has long since made the watershed rite of passage necessary to make his name known to…

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