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Charlie Crist: Gone fishin'

Sp_204127_shad_grouper_2Gov. Charlie Crist is spending part of this weekend in the Keys, fishin' and fund-raisin'. With the governor as the, uh, bait, the Republican Party of Florida is inviting soft-money donors to plunk down $5,000 or $10,000 for the chance to spend time on a boat with the ocean-loving governor.

Based at Tranquility Bay Marina in Marathon, events include a Friday night reception and Saturday fishing trip, followed by a fish fry. "I don't know if I'm going to catch anything," Crist said. "But we've got to raise a little money for the party."

(RPOF raised $3.9-million and spent $4.2-million in the first three months of this year).   

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:23pm]


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