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Charlie Crist

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    August 20, 2009

    Will George Lemieux Be Crist's Harriet Miers?

    Crist and Martinez, whose Senate vacancy may be filled by the governor's "maestro."‚ÄčThat's the first name that popped into my head when I heard that Crist was serious about tapping his former chief of staff, George Lemieux, Broward County's most connected political player, to serve the remainder o ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Tonight, Crist to Feed on Fort Lauderdale's Bluest Blood

    Charlie Crist will appear at a fundraiser tonight at the Tower Club in downtown Fort Lauderdale. For those that want to roll VIP, the price is 5-grand.Sorry, Charlie (middle). You won't be able to wear his cutoff T-shirt to tonight's swankfest. ‚ÄčNot sure if that's a discount from the club's monthl ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Ex-Husband Maligns Crist Donors

    Flickr User: leyla.aJohnny and Michelle Damon: Baseball pays the bills, but politics -- and Crist -- is the passionCharlie Crist and wife Carole Rome are recently returned from a star-studded fund-raising trip to the Hamptons. Rome's ex, Todd Rome, was not invited, probably because he was a threat t ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    In Turbulent Times, State Digs Deep for Crist

    Flickr User: Michelle LylesIn an era of unprecedented financial insecurity for the state that Charlie Crist governs, the aspiring U.S. Senator achieved an unprecedented financial windfall. During his campaign's most recent 50 days he raised $4.3 million.That combination isn't lost on Adam Smith, pol ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    Trump and Real Housewife Host Fundraiser for Crist

    We have some rich friends, honey.Speaking of Gov. Charlie Crist's fundraising skills...This weekend for $1,000 a pop, Crist fans in Sag Harbor, New York can attend a party hosted by his celebrity pals: Jill Zarin, one of The Real Housewives of New York City, and Donald Trump.  Zarin is close fr ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009

    Abused Kids Get $10 Million From State

    Last year, I wrote a feature story about three little boys who had been horribly abused in the state foster care system. They were eventually placed with an adoptive family -- but the Department of Children and Families hid the boys' case files and backgrounds from the adoptive parents. As the boys ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    The True Cost of Protecting Crist's Family

    The St. Petersburg Times ran an intriguing expose today about the thousands of dollars it costs to provide state security to Gov. Charlie Crist's wife and her children. It's worth reading not so much because of what it says, but how much was left unsaid--namely, why anyone would care about this, if ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Conservative Blogosphere Stokes Mutiny After GOP Snubs Rubio

    Flickr User: Americans forProsperityRubioMoments after Charlie Crist announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate last week, he received the endorsement of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, with endorsements from leading Republican Senators like Mitch McConnell soon to follow. The intent wasn ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    But Does Charlie Like Fish Sticks?

    In picking the week's best quotes for its "Verbatim" page, Time magazine prizes drama (a quote from the co-pilot killed in the plane crash near Buffalo), candor (Jesse Ventura saying what he'd do with a waterboard and Dick Cheney), and gaffes, especially the kind that reveal more truth than they int ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Movie Challenges Media to Question Crist's Sexuality

    These days, Charlie Crist is surely wanting headlines to mention his Senate bid, not talk about his ex-boyfriends. But all that surfaces on the new movie Outrage, which opens locally tomorrow at Gateway in Fort Lauderdale.Outrage chronicles the many closeted gay Republicans who have surfaced over th ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    A Memo to National Voters: Get to Know Our Crist

    Dear national voter,You've probably heard a bit about our governor down here in Florida, you know, the one who was lucky enough not to be picked to go down with the John McCain ship. But you're about to hear a lot more about Charlie Crist, because our boy is running for Senate, and there's no doubt ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Crist Jumps Into Senate Race

    Flickr User: CABridgesThe would-be future senator with the soon-to-be past Sen. Martinez.Now we got ourselves a bona fide political jamboree. Charlie Crist will seek Florida's U.S. Senate seat on behalf of the Dixiecrat, I mean the Whig, I mean the (could this be right?) Republican Party, even thoug ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Can Florida Governors Save GOP From Its Self-Destructive Impulses?

    Flickr User: marsdencartoonsMaybe Rush Limbaugh doesn't spend enough time in his Palm Beach home. Because clearly, there's no path back to political relevance for the Republican Party that does not include winning back Florida. And yet the two figures who have the most credibility on that front, gov ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Talk to the Tan: Crist Ditches Teen Meeting

    Yesterday, the Florida Governor's Office posted this press release on Gov. Charlie Crist's "Kids Only" town hall meeting. It contained the following statement:"It is important that our leaders hear what Florida's youth have to say and consider their ideas to make our state better for future generati ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    The Man Beneath Charlie Crist's Wings

    The Sun-Sentinel's report on Charlie Crist's air travel (along with a parallel investigation by the Times/Herald Tally bureau) supports my image of the man who is our governor. He's a politician who wants to hobnob with the elite while trying keep his own hands cle ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Karen Thurman Talks About Gubernatorial Race

    The St. Pete Times political blog, The Buzz, just posted this interview with Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman: At about the 90-second mark, Thurman responds to criticism that the party lacks a "bench" by touting Jack Seiler's victory in the Fort Lauderdale mayoral race. If a Democrat win ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Corrupt Politicians to Teach Charlie Crist, Principal who Attacked Wife Won't Be Sharing Toilet with Commissioners

    State inspectors use the newest techology to curb corruption.The state wants all six Palm Beach County commissioners to testify under oath about corruption in hopes that they might teach authorities how to catch corrupt politicians. The move comes after Mary McCarty resigned under corruption charges ... More >>

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    February 22, 2009

    Recap: Crist on Meet the Press

    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist faced off with David Gregory on NBC's Meet the Press a few minutes ago. Crist started by stressing the importance of bipartisan support for President Obama's stimulus package, then ended by... well... essentially withdrawing his own support for the package.Host Gregory beg ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    A Bad Time to Be a Butler

    Photo: MaskworldDemocrats desperate to put some dents in Gov. Charlie Crist's high approval ratings are chastising him for keeping a butler and a personal chef on the state payroll at a time when cops and teachers are being laid off. In a statement released today, Florida Democratic Party Chair Kare ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Teflon Charlie Rules Lauderdale Stage

    The big punchline in Washington D.C. these days is "bipartisanship." Barack Obama wants to be friends with Republicans but they don't want to be friends with him. Of course, it's all politics. The Republicans have nothing to gain from jumping on the Obama bandwagon and everything to gain if that wag ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    New Poll: Crist in Pole Position

    A "double" what? Sorry, I don't speak French. Just check out the Strategic Vision poll released yesterday on Florida's 2010 U.S. Senate race. It attaches numbers to some obvious truths, such as Gov. Charlie Crist getting 54 percent of the votes against other prospective candidates in a Republican pr ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Quinniapac Picks the Next U.S. Senator, Governor for Florida

    McCollum (left) and Crist are the frontrunners.The Quinniapac University Bobcats cannot wait for us Floridians to pick our own U.S. Senator in 2010. Besides, Florida will probably have its votes stripped by Howard Dean again, anyway. So Quinniapac staged the election for us and... hello, U.S. Senato ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Morning Juice: Crist Weds Today as Enis, Santa May Attend, Palm Beach Post Crushes Hopes, Dreams

    Will Crist Be Unable to Quit Mark Foley?Gov. Charlie Crist is expected to wed Carole Rome today in St. Petersburg, officially making the state of Florida a remake of Brokeback Mountain. Heath Ledger's death solidified the ever-tanned and fastidious Crist into the role of Enis, the troubled homosexua ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Paparazzi Unimpressed by Ambiguously Straight Gov

    Don't you feel just a little sorry for the gawkers of St. Petersburg / Tampa? They've been waiting to get their place on the celebrity map forever! But no, Anna Nicole had to croak in the that other Seminole Hard Rock hotel. Today's Charlie Crist-Carole Rome wedding was supposed to be the cities' Bi ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Morning Juice: Good Morning America Seeks Rare Sand-Free Workers, Charlie Crist Offers to Give Us Free Exams

    Try not to seem too drunk when you hand out your resume. Job Fair Seeks Rare Dedicated, Sand-Free WorkersHundreds of desperate job-seekers got in line this morning outside The Diplomat in Hollywood for a job fair put on by Good Morning America. The show's website describes the event this way:Don't ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    Nation Lampoons European Vacation

    Oh Jesus Charles J. Crist! The governor's in hot water over his European vacation trade mission this past July. Apparently, Crist and his entourage ran up a tab of just under a half-mill, part of which was spent on nine "bodyguards." Yes, that's what they're calling them now. Above, Crist and fiance ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Morning Juice: Florida Gators vs. Howard's Mustache, Scions Go to Europe

    That's quite a soup-catcher. Thank You, Howard's MustacheThe University of Florida will play in the national championship football game next month in Miami. This is big news that comes in very handy, considering this is a football-themed edition today, which, beyond this sentence, will not include t ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    The Beginnings of the Crist List

    While taking my first read of New Times' rip-roaring new Juice Blog (check it out) I wondered:   Who in Broward County have been graced with invitations for Charlie Crist's December 12 wedding?   My first phone call went to Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein, who was at h ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Crist's Wedding Dress, the GOP's KKK Problem, and the Dunkin' Badass

      Crist Buys Wedding Dress, Won't Be One Wearing It If you're the type of person who laughs at the sight of a beard-wedding dress combination, you'll appreciate the news that Charlie Crist's fiancee recently bought herself a wedding gown. I say this not because the accusations that Carole Rome ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Wedding Crashers II: When Gays Attack

    For all this talk of who's invited to Gov. Charlie Crist's wedding, has anyone remembered the fire hoses and German shepherds? They tend to occupy the front lines of Republican efforts to quash civil rights, and perhaps they'll make the guest list now that regional gays have announced they're cras ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008
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    September 28, 2008
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    July 31, 2008

    Stop Charlie

    Sell one of our most traveled freeways to some foreigners? Might as well just give 'em a Budweiser.

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    July 29, 2008
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    July 17, 2008

    Sugar Daddy

    For bailing out Big Sugar, Charlie Crist gets a hero's medal. Sweet!

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    July 10, 2008
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    May 31, 2008
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    May 27, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    The Talk of the Green Iguana

    Will American voters elect the first gay vice president in November?

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    February 22, 2008
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