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Does God prefer Charlie Crist to Marco Rubio?

Heaven Just asking, since Gov. Charlie Crist mentioned the Lord when asked about his $4.3-million fundraising haul.

""It's a lot of hard work. And a lot of nice people. Hard work and kind people, obviously. I'm blessed. Thank God,'' Crist said when asked about the time spent raising money. "This is a race about people and about doing what's right for the people of Florida. I'm very pleased by the fund-raising effort, and I'm grateful for it."

The Rubio campaign, meanwhile, brushed off Crist's ginormous financial advantage: "Charlie Crist will need to spend every last cent trying to convince voters that his support for wasteful stimulus spending, cap-and-trade schemes, tax increases and liberal judges are acceptable Republican practices," said Rubio campaign spokesman Alex Burgos.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:51pm]


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