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More 2012: Pay not to play?

FLORIDA: “The Florida Republican Party is likely to include all of the top GOP presidential contenders on its Sept. 24 straw poll ballot, regardless of whether they have agreed to participate in the contest, party spokesman Brian Hughes said Tuesday,” Roll Call writes.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: “New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jack Kimball said today that the Republican Governors Association agreed to donate money to the state GOP – if Kimball resigns his seat,” the Boston Globe writes. “The association denied the charge. The conservative blog GraniteGrok first reported that the RGA agreed to donate $100,000 to the New Hampshire Republican Party to help with state races, if Kimball resigns.”