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Today is Eric Eikenberg’s last day on the Charlie Crist payroll

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From Alex Leary: He was there but not there, exhausted and unshaven, pacing on the periphery of Straub Park while a crowd grew for the blockbuster announcement.

As Gov. Charlie Crist switched from Republican to independent in the race for U.S. Senate, Eric Eikenberg had a quiet announcement of his own.

He was quitting.

Today is Eikenberg’s last day on the Crist payroll. Thirty-four years old, a father of three and unemployed for the first time since college. Continue reading here.

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