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Video: Newt Gingrich on Charlie Crist v. Marco Rubio

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During a book-signing at Barnes and Noble in southwest Florida, Newt Gingrich weighed in (without really weighing in) on the state’s big Senate primary between Gov. Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio (H/t to GOP 12).

Reporter: Speaker, why don’t you tell us who do you like for the Florida Senate race?

Newt: Well, I think they’re both fine people.

I’ve worked with Governor Crist for many years, and I’ve worked with Speaker Marco Rubio. It’s going to be an interesting choice. Marco Rubio’s a very aggressive, very articulate conservative. Governor Crist is a very solid political figure.

I think that Florida’s very fortunate to have that kind of a primary. Those are both very good people.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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