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Jeb Bush to headline fundraiser for Tea Party favorite Rand Paul

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Tea party favorite Rand Paul is getting help from a well-known Republican later this month, when Jeb Bush will attend a fundraiser for the Kentucky Senate candidate. Paul’s campaign said Friday that the former Florida governor will attend the fundraiser July 26 at a private home in the Louisville area. Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton said tickets will start at $1,000 per person.

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Charlie Crist to register with no party affiliation (day after I wrote about how he was still a registered Republican)

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Charlie Crist says he’ll stop by a county elections office to register with no party affiliation on a Wednesday trip to his hometown of St. Petersburg, a day after I wrote on my other blog, Battleground Tampa Bay, about how Crist was still a registered Republican. Crist will visit the Supervisor of Elections office in St. Petersburg at 2:45 p.m. Crist has already announced he’s leaving the Republican Party to make an independent run for U.S. Senate. He said Tuesday…

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Charlie Crist declares his Independence

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A year after it seemed he was the man to beat for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate and a virtual shoo-in in the general election, Charlie Crist has seen his poll numbers nose-dive and speculation has run rampant about his chances of surviving a primary against tea-party favorite Marco Rubio, the state’s former House speaker. The 53-year-old governor has scheduled a Thursday evening event in his hometown where he will reveal his plans, though three confidants have said he’s…

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