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Who's the true conservative?



Tom Gallagher likes to cast himself as the true social conservative in the race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination against Charlie Crist. But a semimysterious group called the Conservative Values Coalition wants Republican primary voters to know Crist is their man.

"Charlie Crist. Preserving Governor Bush's Conservative Legacy," reads the flier hitting Republican households across the state. The slick brochure features pictures of Crist praying, side by side with Gov. Jeb Bush, chatting with Pinellas County sheriff's deputies, and walking with a minister (senior pastor Clark Edwards of St. Petersburg's First United Methodist Church). Read on.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:05pm]


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