When Charlie Crist announced he'd be leaving the Republican Party of Florida, the RPOF realized it had no more use for its fancy, slightly awkward-looking oil painting of the governor that used to hang in party headquarters. So, like a crazy ex who desperately wants the world to know they are so over it, they put it up on eBay.
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Bidding closed today on the painting by artist D. Arthur McBride, and the auction ended with a $7,700 bid from an anonymous buyer. The RPOF actually made a handsome profit: It bought the artwork, along with a painting of ousted party chief Jim Greer, for $7,500 in October last year. The works were commissioned by former executive director Delmar Johnson.
As for that auction that purported to be for a picture of Charlie Crist snorting cocaine in the '80s (for the low, low price of $600,000), that's been taken down.