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Rubio hits the road, and Crist is cool with that



House Speaker Marco Rubio should be in mid-speech right now in Sarasota, the first stop on a tour to promote the 1.35 percent tax cap plan. This afternoon he goes to St. Petersburg (we'll have more on that later) then heads to Panama City. He's in Brooksville tomorrow.

Could the appearances, and any news attention that follows, hurt passage of the Legislature/Charlie Crist proposal on Jan. 29? Voters are already somewhat puzzled by many plans and numbers that have been tossed about in the past year.

Crist says he's not worried, and that he appreciates Rubio's effort (we trust he's being sincere when he tells us that). "Every effort we can put forward is good. I applaud it," the governor said last night. "The one the Legislature passed will be the only one Jan. 29. I look forward to more thereafter and I look forward to helping."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:11pm]


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