Florida GOP Catfight

Brian Zick

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TPM Reader DK, weekend guest posting, passes along a story about Florida's Republican state senate primary. Jeb Bush has some disagreements with Sen. Alex Villalobos, and sent out a fund-raising letter for Villalobos' opponent, writing that Villalobos "has abandoned our party's principles and lost his way." Villalobos supporter Sen. Nancy Argenziano rebutted Jebbie's remarks with some trash talk of her own. The St. Pete Times reported: Argenziano: "The governor has a history reflecting accommodation of special interests as evidenced by the agencies' contracts, and his flexible Republicanism is at odds with both America and actual Republican principles. In his heart of hearts, the governor prefers dictatorship to democracy."Carole Jean Jordan, Florida Republican Party chairwoman: "Personal attacks on the sitting governor of Florida questioning his character are far beyond the bounds of responsible dialogue. I sincerely hope that Senator Argenziano will reconsider her comments, especially in light of all that Governor Bush has done for the people of Florida and for the Republican Party."Argenziano: "Carole Jean Jordan can kiss my ass."

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