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Kendrick Meek friend aiding Jeff Greene

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From the Buzz: When he first announced his campaign for U.S. Senate, Kendrick Meek said he expected one of his top advisers would be longtime friend Marcus Jadotte, a savvy Florida strategist who served as deputy campaign manager for John Kerry’s presidential campaign. Turned out Jadotte never did much on Meek’s campaign and, to hear virtually every Democratic operative in Florida tell it, is now expected to help the Jeff Greene U.S. Senate campaign. Ouch. There’s no confirmation of a deal reached, though. Jadotte…

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PolitiFact backs up Charlie Crist’s claim that people asking for refunds never donated

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From PolitiFact: Though he officially declared his “independence” by leaving the Republican Party on May 12, 2010, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist says he won’t return money contributed to his U.S. Senate campaign while he was running as a Republican. “People gave to a good cause, and we’re going to spend it on a good cause,” Crist said minutes after switching his voter registration. “That’s why I’m going to keep it. It’s important to be able to get our message out…

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PolitiFact backs up Charlie Crist’s claim that people asking for refunds never donated

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From PolitiFact: Though he officially declared his “independence” by leaving the Republican Party on May 12, 2010, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist says he won’t return money contributed to his U.S. Senate campaign while he was running as a Republican. “People gave to a good cause, and we’re going to spend it on a good cause,” Crist said minutes after switching his voter registration. “That’s why I’m going to keep it. It’s important to be able to get our message out…

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Charlie Crist hires his sister to run statewide, multimillion-dollar U.S. Senate campaign

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From Eric Eikenberg to the candidate’s sister. That’s how far Charlie Crist’s campaign has traveled now that he’s told the St. Peterburg Times editorial board that he has named his sister, Margaret Wood, the interim campaign manager. She officially is called interim campaign manager, the governor said, but only to give her an opportunity to step down if she doesn’t like it. Doesn’t he need a seasoned pro? “No,” Crist said Thursday. “You know what you need? I’ve learned I’ve…

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NRSC chair John Cornyn tells Charlie Crist to return the cash

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Letter from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn to Charlie Crist: Dear Governor Crist, I was disappointed by several reports today noting that you have refused to return the contributions made to your U.S. Senate campaign while you were a Republican. This reversal stands in stark contrast to your previous statements that you would provide donors with “pro-rated refunds” upon your announcement that you were leaving the Republican Party. Breaking this promise demonstrates an enormous lack of character, as Floridians are reminded that…

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Bob Hackworth names new campaign manager

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Bob Hackworth has named Shari Hazlett his new campaign manager.  Hazlett, who oversaw Hackworth’s successful effort to qualify for the ballot by petition, replaces Darden Rice, who says she will remain as a campaign consultant. The St. Petersburg Times’ David DeCamp spoke with Hackworth, who said: “We promoted Shari from petition coordinator to campaign manager after our successful petition gathering effort ended. Fundraising is the next major phase of my campaign and Shari has a lot of fundraising experience working with…

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As Florida’s unemployment rate nears 12%, Charlie Crist touts effort to create jobs

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As Florida’s unemployment rate hits 11.8%, the Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate Campaign today released a statement from Communications Director Andrea Saul on Gov. Crist’s multifaceted efforts on job creation in Florida, including his efforts to delay the unemployment comp tax and to attract LegoLand and Jet Blue to the state, although it appears the Cubs will keep spring home in Arizona. “While President Obama heads to Ohio today to solely talk about jobs, Governor Crist is putting words into…

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