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FL-SEN: Talk about an October surprise

The trial for former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer will kick off Oct. 18th, just two weeks before Election Day.

Talk about an October surprise, Charlie Crist...

The St. Petersburg Times:

An Orange County judge on Thursday set an October trial date for the ousted former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. The trial of Jim Greer on theft, fraud and money laundering charges is to begin Oct. 18. Greer, who has pleaded not guilty, wasn't at the hearing. Neither were his attorneys.

Greer, 48, who lives in Oviedo in nearby Seminole County, was the head of the state GOP for three years until his forced resignation this past January.