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Could Crist's relentless money-raising hurt him?



Palm Beach Post: Three of Crist's top fund-raisers have been hamstrung by federal investigations in the past nine months, and a fourth, Jupiter sports agent and real estate investor Marc Roberts, is facing a federal lawsuit alleging he defrauded a business partner out of $100 million to support his own "lavish personal lifestyle."

Crist has "never discriminated" in whom he takes money from, said a former state Republican Party staffer with knowledge of Crist's fund raising. "Now he's facing the consequences of not being careful. And it raises questions about his judgment."

Buddy Nevins: The Feds are looking into a claim by scamster Scott Rothstein that he had influenced Broward judicial appointments with campaign contributions, according a source familiar with the investigation.

The judges are not suspected of anything.   

Rothstein gave large sums of money to the Republican Party of Florida within days that three Broward judges were appointed.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:06pm]


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