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Huckabee rips Rove, GOP 'elites'

Compiled from InsiderAdvantage and Southern Political Report staff

October 24, 2010

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee [Sunday] broadened the assault on the Republican Party establishment — and former Bush adviser Karl Rove in particular — levied recently by Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh, blasting the "elitism" and "country club attitude" exhibited by Rove and others who dismissed Delaware Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell.

-- Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio accused Gov. Charlie Crist of heckling him during the closing moments of a nationally televised debate Sunday, as the two rivals traded a series of last-minute rapid-fire attacks against each other. 

-- Texas faces a budget crisis of truly daunting proportions, with lawmakers likely to cut sacrosanct programs such as education for the first time in memory and to lay off hundreds if not thousands of state workers and public university employees.

-- Gov. Mike Beebe threatened Friday to strip state funding from the Game and Fish Commission if the agency enacts a freedom of information policy he says violates Arkansas law.

-- A small but apparently growing movement, unhappy with either party’s nominee for governor, is asking Alabama voters to write in other gubernatorial choices on their ballots.

-- With a year left on the campaign trail, a new Kentucky Poll finds the majority of likely voters approve of the job Gov. Steve Beshear is doing and would re-elect him over Republican challengers.


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