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Inconceivable: Florida’s media’s view on Crist vs. Meek vs. Rubio or why Adam Smith isn’t always right

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Two weeks ago, I posted a story about the ongoing negotiations between New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s advisors and Charlie Crist’s campaign about Hizzoner possibly endorsing the People’s Governor.  The story quickly went viral, making its way to Politico and the Washington Post, as well as the St. Petersburg Times, which dismissed the story out-of-hand based on the quote of Bloomberg advisor Howard Wolfson: After a St. Petersburg blogger reported a likely endorsement, we asked Deputy New York Mayor Howard Wolfson about…

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Inconceivable: Florida’s media’s view on Charlie Crist vs. Kendrick Meek vs. Marco Rubio or why Adam Smith isn’t always right

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Two weeks ago, I posted a story about the ongoing negotiations between New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s advisors and Charlie Crist’s campaign about Hizzoner possibly endorsing the People’s Governor.  The story quickly went viral, making its way to Politico and the Washington Post, as well as the St. Petersburg Times, which dismissed the story out-of-hand based on the quote of Bloomberg advisor Howard Wolfson: After a St. Petersburg blogger reported a likely endorsement, we asked Deputy New York Mayor Howard Wolfson about…

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Catfight! Rep. Janet Long files complaint against Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff

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Steve Bousquet reports about a nasty catfight developing between Reps. Janet Long and Ellyn Bogdanoff: Rep. Janet Long, D-Seminole, filed a complaint with the speaker’s office Tuesday accusing Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, of making “threats of harm and retaliation” against her that violate House rules by impugning the reputation of the House. Bogdanoff, reached before the complaint was filed, acknowledged she had lost her cool with Long, but denied saying anything threatening. “I didn’t say anything to her that…

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A bad time to be Charlie Crist’s frat brother

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Check out Thomas Francis’ piece in The Juice: It used to be the best gravy train on the tracks: If you were a frat brother of Charlie Crist at Florida State, you could practically name your job. Harry Sargeant landed a prestigious gig as the finance chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Crist appointed another “Pike,” Mike Fernandez, to the North Broward Hospital District, which he soon chaired. Tom Wheeler followed Crist from the Department of Education to the…

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A bad time to be Charlie Crist’s frat brother

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Check out Thomas Francis’ piece in The Juice: It used to be the best gravy train on the tracks: If you were a frat brother of Charlie Crist at Florida State, you could practically name your job. Harry Sargeant landed a prestigious gig as the finance chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Crist appointed another “Pike,” Mike Fernandez, to the North Broward Hospital District, which he soon chaired. Tom Wheeler followed Crist from the Department of Education to the…

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PoHo picks up some hardware

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From Creative Loafing: Because Creative Loafing Political Editor Wayne Garcia would be far too modest to tell you himself, I’m reporting that this here blog, “The Political Whore,” won first place in the category of Blog-Affiliated last night in the Sunshine State Awards, the Florida-wide prizes given out by the Society of Professional Journalists/ South Florida. New Times Broward Palm Beach’s “The Juice” and the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel’s “Broward Politics” came in second and third, respectively. But Kudos to…

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