+ “Gov. Charlie Crist personally signed off on his former Republican Party chairman’s confidential fundraising role with the state party, according to Jim Greer’s attorney.” [St. Petersburg Times]

+ Crist on CNN, in response: “Sometimes desperate people say desperate things.” [Naked Politics]

+ Still no word on a special legislative session, and lawmakers are growing restless. [Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

+ Florida Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has become an undercover FBI source. [St. Petersburg Times]

+ Crist hires a Dem-friendly media team. [Post on Politics]

+ Tea party activists hope to run up to 20 third-party candidates for seats in the Florida legislature this year. [Sunshine State News]

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Gov. Rick Scott has come under fire for a recent campaign contribution from Coral Gables entrepreneur Miguel Fernandez, chairman of MBF Partners, a “private equity firm that invests in healthcare companies. MBF recently gave a committee affiliated with Scott a hefty $125,000 donation, leading some critics to speculate that the donation comes as a thank you of sorts for Florida's Medicaid overhaul.