It's bad enough that incoming Sen. George LeMieux will be viewed as Gov. Charlie Crist's lackey over the next 16 months. But in a sign that he'll be challenged to forge an identity even within his own party, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell called him "Gene'' at least twice at a fundraiser last night at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
According to donors who were there, Sen. Mel Martinez tried to correct McConnell, but Kentucky's longest-serving senator didn't acknowledge his mistake. The incoming freshman didn't speak up either.
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