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Crist painting on eBay put back up

While checking what the Charlie Crist painting was up to on eBay earlier today, we got this error message: "This listing (150440082471) has been removed, or this item is not available." (It was up to $6,200 with over 75 bids earlier this morning -- more than enough to recoup the cost. Remember, the $7,500 was for both the Crist painting and the one of Jim Greer.)

UPDATE: RPOF spokeswoman Katie Betta says the party had an issue with eBay and that the item has been re-posted. It must be pending approval, because it's still not showing up on the auction site.

UPDATE 2: The story gets weirder. Betta just released an e-mail, the upshot of which is that eBay has taken down the listing over "concerns it had with the original posting." She called it "clearly a political move."

"Perhaps Charlie Crist should consider putting this issue to rest once and for all and personally reimbursing the RPOF for this lavish expense," she writes. That's questionable, however, as the original story pointed out that Delmar Johnson "was the point man" behind the paintings.

UPDATE 3: The auction is back up, minus most of the attacks on Crist from the original listing.

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