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Crist's man wins by lucky seven

Yesterday's vote for Jim Greer as the new chairman of the Republican Party of Florida was unexpectedly close: 102-89. That means that if seven GOP leaders had switched sides, Carole Jean Jordan would have won another term and Gov. Charlie Crist would have had mud on his face.

Activists said the vote had more to do with the rank and file's affection for Jordan than their feelings toward Crist and his little-known choice.

Read a profile of Greer here and click here  to lean more about the intrigue behind the vote, Republican politics and the 2008 presidential election.