+ The arrest of former Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer bumped news of the gulf oil spill right off the front page. Efforts are under way to see how the charges might affect Greer’s compatriots, most notably Gov. Charlie Crist. [St. Petersburg Time]

+ But other things have happened! Bud Chiles, son of Gov. Lawton Chiles, announced he will run for governor as an independent and he will accept no corporate contributions, no money from PACs and no donations of more than $250. [Florida Capital News]

+ Just ’cause it’s not on the front page doesn’t mean the oil spill isn’t still threatening Florida. [Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

+ North Lake tea party organizers are putting together a “Stand with Arizona Rally” in support of that state’s controversial new immigration law. [Central Florida Political Pulse]

+ Crist won’t commit on whether or not to pardon Jim Morrison. [The Fine Print]

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