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Too Late for Gallagher?

Back in February 2004, about 200 of Florida's top Republican fundraisers, lobbyists and political strategists converged on Key West to celebrate Tom Gallagher's 60th birthday. It seemed clear that Chief Financial Officer Gallagher would be the heavy favorite for governor in 2006.

What a difference a couple of years can make.

Gallagher's first television campaign ads are expected to air today - by many estimates not a moment too soon. With nine weeks before Florida Republicans anoint their preferred successor to Gov. Jeb Bush, Gallagher is on the verge of being left in the dust by Attorney General Charlie Crist. Story here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:06pm]


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