+ The Pasco County Republican Executive Committee seeks to oust State Sen. Mike Fasano from the party for his support of Gov. Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate. They say Fasano’s actions violate the Party Loyalty Oath — which you can read in the embed below.

+ Crist, meanwhile, flaunts his independence by publicly endorsing Amendments 5 and 6, which — if passed this November — would create rules the state legislature must follow when it redraws district lines.

+ The former chief of staff of Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca Raton, signs onto the Crist campaign.

+ Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele visits Tampa to discuss the party’s 2012 convention there.

+ The Sun Sentinel looks into Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott’s checkered history at Columba/HCA.

Read the Republican Party Loyalty Oath circulated after Crist’s decision to run as independent:


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