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Sansom's boss feared 'populist' Crist



The man who brought House Speaker Ray Sansom to Northwest Florida State College does not appear to be a big fan of Gov. Charlie Crist.

In several e-mails before Sansom took the $110,000 a year job, college president Bob Richburg is critical of the governor and worries he may veto some of the projects Sansom helped fund.

"He is such a populous (sic) that I could see him stepping in at the last minute and vetoing the work that you and others have done," Richburg to Sansom wrote last December. "I guess that goes for our projects as well." We previously reported a similar effort by Richburg and others to counter Crist's veto power.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:10pm]


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