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FL GOP Puts Crist Portrait Up For Sale On Ebay

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But unlike the first two, the last can be yours for just a few hundred dollars. The Florida GOP has put a portrait of the Governor, Senate candidate, and erstwhile Republican on Ebay, in an attempt to recoup some of the donor money spent to commission the piece.

Crist abandoned the GOP last week to run as an independent in his state's Senate race. He trailed Republican Marco Rubio badly in the GOP primary, but polls show he may fare much better as an independent in a three-way race.

From the Ebay description of the painting:

Canvas is naturally sensitive to changes of temperature and humidity, just as the Charlie Crist's political convictions are subject to fluctuations in poll numbers.

The current high bid is $750. Small price to pay.

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