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Jeb Bush on Charlie Crist: ‘He organizes his life around his personal ambitions’

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The Weekly Standard interviews Jeb Bush, who predicts Charlie Crist will finish third in the race for the U.S. Senate: He’s particularly close to Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio. Bush is also critical of Governor Charlie Crist, who abandoned the race against Rubio in the Republican primary to run for senator as an independent. “It’s all about him,” Bush says. “It’s not about anything else. .  .  . Governor Crist organizes his life around his personal ambitions. .  .  . He doesn’t have a…

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Jeb Bush on Charlie Crist: ‘He organizes his life around his personal ambitions’

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The Weekly Standard interviews Jeb Bush, who predicts Charlie Crist will finish third in the race for the U.S. Senate: He’s particularly close to Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio. Bush is also critical of Governor Charlie Crist, who abandoned the race against Rubio in the Republican primary to run for senator as an independent. “It’s all about him,” Bush says. “It’s not about anything else. .  .  . Governor Crist organizes his life around his personal ambitions. .  .  . He doesn’t have a…

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Crist Campaign: Charlie Crist will not run as a Democrat or Independent

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After new poll showed his GOP Senate primary challenger Marco Rubio taking a narrow lead, Florida’s Republican governor Charlie Crist met Barack Obama today in Tampa Bay, where the president announced $8 billion in stimulus funding for a high-speed rail stations. Having been needled relentlessly by Rubio for supporting the stimulus and hugging Barack Obama at a rally last spring, might Crist’s willingness to appear again with Obama signal, as The New Republic’s Jonathan Chait suggested, an openness to switching…

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Orlando Sentinel: Upstart Marco Rubio’s Senate run bucks GOP etiquette

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It is hardly the path to the top of the ticket many envisioned for Marco Rubio just a few years ago. The West Miami lawyer, now 38, had a national profile even before he took the gavel as Florida House speaker in 2006. He held “100 Ideas” forums with the likes of the late Jack Kemp and Newt Gingrich. A Senate president predicted his charisma would ultimately lead him to the Governor’s Mansion and White House. Outgoing Gov. Jeb Bush…

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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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