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Dissent spreads to Rubio's ranks

I thought the rancor about Marco Rubio's Republican Party of Florida and political committee spending would soon die down and become a nonfactor, but maybe I'm wrong.

Blogger and political consultant Chris Ingram of Tampa publicly withdrew his support for Rubio Wednesday and asked for his $600 in donations back. The terse reply from Rubio's camp: "Okay."

You could argue about the significance of Ingram's decision, but it seems to indicate that Rubio hasn't done a good job addressing the criticism. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Better To Lose A Lover Than Love A Loser. …

WTSP-Ch. 10 chronicles the inspiring tale of former Joshua House resident Carissa Alvarnarz during its newscasts today. Alvarnarz 22, tells her story and adds a moving rendition of Amazing Grace.

Alvarnarz will share her story at the annual Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon April 23. Go to friendsofjoshuahouse.com. …

Kudos to Gus and Frances Stavros, who celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Wednesday. The noted philanthropists started the day at a fundraiser for Pinellas Technical Education Centers. …

Ever since my daughter found a Glazer Children's Museum booklet in the back seat, she clamors for the grand opening. When she saw the sign on the building that said, "Opening 2010," she said, "Hello, it is 2010."

Patience, Madelyn. The museum completed its first gallery earlier this month and is set to open this fall.

Meanwhile, it's gearing up for its annual Imagination Gala and sneak peek on May 22. Check out glazermuseum.org. …

That's all I'm saying.

Dissent spreads to Rubio's ranks 03/24/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 10:46pm]
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