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About that police union support for Charlie Crist



Fop-star The Charlie Crist campaign has an announcement this afternoon in Jacksonville at the Fraternal Order of Police office, and we presume the FOP will be endorsing Crist for the U.S. Senate just as the Police Benevolent Association has. The announcement reminded me of the interesting note I received this weekend from a colleague, Andy Boyle, who happened to be dining at Chick-fil-A in St. Petersburg on Saturday, alongside a bunch of guys in Fraternal Order of Police T-shirts.

"One guy ...  was talking about Rubio vs. Crist. He said that officially as organizations they're supposed to back Crist, but they are going to individually donate money to Rubio. And this guy mentioned they should try to do it via their wives, that way it wouldn't be as traceable to them," Boyle recounted.

Take it with as many grains as salt as you wish. But understand: What happens at Chick-fil-A doesn't necessarily stay at Chick-fil-A.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:23pm]


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