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Times’ Adam Smith to Real Clear Politics: Marco Rubio ‘not a perfect candidate by any stretch’

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Interesting quote from St. Petersburg Times’ Adam Smith in an interview with Real Clear Politics:

“The conventional wisdom in Tallahassee is that it’s beyond the point of return and there’s almost nothing Charlie can do,” Adam Smith, political editor for the St. Petersburg Times, told RCP Tuesday. But allies of Crist, he adds, maintain that “it’s not too late, he’s got a lot of money, and Marco Rubio is not a perfect candidate by any stretch.”

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