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Smiles no more: Rubio-Crist battle heats up




House Speaker Marco Rubio is the only powerful politician in Florida consistently challenging Crist's middle-of-the-road, let's-all-get-along agenda.

By his words and actions, Rubio, 36, makes it clear that he believes that he - not Crist - is the true Republican. That is stirring talk about the Miami lawmaker's political motivations beyond 2008, when term limits force him from the Legislature. (Story here.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:09pm]


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