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Thanks for visiting. On a semi-daily basis we scan Florida's major daily newspapers for significant Florida political news and punditry. We also review the editorial pages and political columnists/pundits for Florida political commentary. The papers we review include: the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Naples News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St Pete Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, and, occasionally, the Florida Times Union; we also review the political news blogs associated with these newspapers.

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The Blog for Tuesday, December 06, 2005

"Growing rancor"

    "The charge adds to the growing rancor in the Republicans' rival campaigns for governor."
    Turning the heat up a notch in the Republican gubernatorial campaign, Tom Gallagher's campaign on Monday chastised Charlie Crist as inconsistent and ambiguous about expanded gambling in Florida.

    "Once again Charlie Crist is taking multiple and contradictory positions on an issue important to Republican voters," Gallagher campaign spokesman Albert Martinez said of Crist's stance on whether a constitutional amendment allowing slot machines in Broward County should be repealed.

    Gallagher's shot at Crist came on the opening day of a five-day special session in which lawmakers are supposed to write rules to implement a voter initiative that passed last year allowing slots in Broward. Gallagher casts himself as the true social conservative in the race and his campaign depicts Crist as a frequent waffler.
    "Gallagher attacks Crist on slots". See also "Gallagher fires shot on slots in GOP governor's race" ("a hint that the Republican gubernatorial primary won't be friendly").

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