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Some interesting races!
How effective will the support of Sarah Palin be? In Alaska Palin’s pick, attorney and political unknown Joe Miller, seems to have gained little traction against Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski. In Arizona, Palin has backed Sen. John McCain, who faces a challenge from former Rep. J.D. Hayworth. McCain has said whatever anyone wants to hear, taken whatever stance might garner votes and become much less than the man he once was in his pursuit for reelection.
In Florida there are highly contested primary races for governor and senator, and early voting has already begun to decide which Republican runs for governor, and which Democrat takes on Gov. Charlie Crist, the former Republican, and Marco Rubio, the actual Republican, for a seat in the United States Senate. Proving money can only go so far, real estate billionaire Jeff Greene and healthcare multimillionaire Rick Scott, held double-digit leads over their opponents in July but slipped steadily as their rivals turned the spotlight on the newcomers’ business dealings and character.
Vermont has a crowded Democratic primary race for governor. The Democratic voters are in a bind: They like all of them, want one of them to win the November general election against Republican Brian Dubie. After months of campaigning, no candidate has emerged as the clear favorite. The candidates themselves and political observers agree almost anything can happen as the most extensive and expensive primary race in Vermont history culminates in today’s voting.
Jim Greer (left), the outgoing chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, said his opponents want to ‘burn the house down.’
(CNN) – Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer announced his resignation on a conference call with reporters Tuesday, accusing his conservative critics of being purists who are “shredding and tearing the fabric” of the GOP.
For months, Greer has been assailed by GOP activists accuse him of mismanaging party finances and favoring Gov. Charlie Crist in his Senate primary bid against Marco Rubio, the more conservative former House Speaker.
Greer said his opponents want to “burn the house down and destroy the Republican Party.”
“I am not a purist,” he said in describing his vision for the party. “I have never been a purist. I believe that our party stands for principles and values and that anyone who has an interest in our party should be able to participate.”
Greer, who was appointed to his post by Charlie Crist in 2007, stressed that he has worked to create a more inclusive party in Florida and urged the GOP “to stop the fight between moderates and conservatives and put the focus on electing Republicans in 2010.”
Greer avoided criticizing Rubio during his salvo.
“At the end of the day, the voters will decide what the Republican Party should look like,” he said.