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On the end to Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign: Requiem for a lightweight

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The most common formulation for political failure in a presidential campaign is this: It was too little, too late. But in the case of Marco Rubio, it was too little, too soon. Rubio withdrew from the presidential race Tuesday, another patch of bloodstained pavement on Trump Boulevard. Our self-described favorite son managed to lose 66 of the 67 counties in Florida to a bloated, orange buffoon with genetically engineered hair. How did Rubio achieve this grand face-plant on his home turf? In the end,…

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NY Times front-page story on Charlie Crist: Florida Republican becomes a right-wing target

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From the NY Times: “Now, as a season of tea parties and fractious town hall meetings has energized the right wing, that embrace has endangered what once seemed like Mr. Crist’s surefire bid for a Senate seat and put Florida at the center of a debate about the future of the Republican Party. Republican pragmatists argue that to take back its majority, the party has to appeal to a broader range of voters, even if it means running candidates who…

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