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Charlie Crist roots for his new team at Congressional Baseball Game

by George Bennett | June 14th, 2013

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist at Congressional Baseball Game in Washington on Thursday.

Republican-turned-independent-turned Democratic former Gov. Charlie Crist was in Washington supporting his new team at Thursday night’s Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.

Crist posed with Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, in a picture that Murphy’s campaign circulated along with news that the freshman House member had belted an RBI double in the first inning. Murphy may be a rookie, but he showed a veteran’s awareness of political visuals, wearing a jersey from Indian River State College in his Treasure Coast swing district.

The Democrats shellacked the Republicans 22-0.

“Is there any better proof we need more young & Hispanic Republicans in Congress?” said Miami-based Republican strategist and CNN contributor Ana Navarro on her Twitter account.

On his Twitter account, Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, managed to find a silver lining for the GOP: “Didn’t go our way but raised a lot of money for some great charities.”

10 Responses to “Charlie Crist roots for his new team at Congressional Baseball Game”

  1. Mike Says:

    Come out of the dugout already…you might have a better chance boys.

  2. Charlie at Bat Says:

    The members of “Turncoat Charlie” Crist’s team are Benedict Arnold, Aaron Burr, Brutus, Judas Iscariot…

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    Associated Press Release
    By STEVE PEOPLES
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the future of the American economy depends on immigrants.
    Bush was speaking Friday June 14th to religious conservatives. He says the U.S. will be in decline unless more immigrants here illegally get a path to legal status.
    Bush is the brother of President George W. Bush. He says immigrants have created “far more” businesses than native-born Americans over the last 20 years. He also says they’re, quote, “more fertile” and have more “intact families.”
    Bush says before they can get legal status, they should have to pay a fine, learn English and not receive welfare benefits.
    Bush is thought to be weighing a presidential bid. He’s among several potential candidates at the Faith and Freedom Coalition annual conference this week in Washington.

  4. downtownwpb Says:

    It was cute, after the game the two went and shared a drink in Wilton Mannors.

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