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    Source: Crist to Bolt GOP, Run for Senate as Independent Independent Senate Run Would

    Excerpted from “Source: Crist to Bolt GOP, Run for Senate as Independent; Independent Senate Run Would Roil Florida Senate Race” By JONATHAN KARL and TEDDY DAVIS, ABC News, WASHINGTON, April 28, 2010
    Florida's Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is preparing to bolt the GOP and run for the United States Senate as an independent, a Republican source tells ABC News.


    The source tells ABC News that Crist has started calling his major donors to tell them of his decision to run as an independent.

    The source says that virtually all of his political staff will leave. …
    Oh, Hell, Florida is getting interesting again.
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    Re: Source: Crist to Bolt GOP, Run for Senate as Independent Independent Senate Run W

    'Dun heard that ' earlier today. Wonder if he actually thinKs that he is the Republican equivalent of 'Joe Da Joe' Lieberman..
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    Re: Source: Crist to Bolt GOP, Run for Senate as Independent Independent Senate Run W

    No biggie. He'll never win
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    Re: Source: Crist to Bolt GOP, Run for Senate as Independent Independent Senate Run W

    I was looking for who got the scoop on this story; I think it was the Orlando Sentinel.

    Excerpted from “Sources: Gov. Charlie Crist to run as independent; Charlie Crist will be in St. Petersburg on Thursday for the announcement” By Jim Stratton and Aaron Deslatte, Orlando Sentinel, 6:14 p.m. EDT, April 28, 2010
    Barring an 11th-hour change of heart, Gov. Charlie Crist will turn Florida's U.S. Senate race on its head by formally announcing he will run as an independent and leave the party that made him one of the most recognizable politicians in the state.

    Crist plans to launch his independent bid in his hometown of St. Petersburg, according to two sources close to the governor, portraying himself as a candidate more interested in serving "the people" than party bosses.

    He will begin campaigning almost immediately, having already scheduled a weekend fundraiser in South Florida, the sources said.

    His long-rumored break from the Republican Party will turn Florida's Senate race into the hottest political ticket in the country – a three-way scrum pitting Crist against Marco Rubio, the charismatic favorite of movement conservatives and tea party activists, and likely Democratic nominee U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek. …
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    We will see. Hope he does. I forgot who is the Democratic candidate ?
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    Re: Source: Crist to Bolt GOP, Run for Senate as Independent Independent Senate Run W

    Here's a good article on how could Crist fall from grace so fast and now exit the party entirely: it took years.

    Excerpted from “Crist Move Follows Years of Deliberately Antagonizing GOP” By John McArdle, CQ-Roll Call, April 28, 2010 – 2:16 p.m.
    In many ways, Crist has deliberately antagonized not only the party’s base but also mainstream Republicans since stepping into the national spotlight as Florida’s governor. He snubbed leading party officials and went way off party message — well before “The Hug.” …
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    Re: Source: Crist to Bolt GOP, Run for Senate as Independent Independent Senate Run W

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    No biggie. He'll never win
    He can hand the seat to the democrats though. You will remember that the Republicans made it easy for Lieberman to win in CT. I doubt that the democrats will be that dumb.

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    Re: Source: Crist to Bolt GOP, Run for Senate as Independent Independent Senate Run W

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    No biggie. He'll never win
    you are crazy.. moderation wins the state, and is the best representation for us.

    Outside of tea partyesque disillusioned conservatives Rubio is not going to get any votes, and Crist will likely pick of quite a few votes that would have gone to Meeks as well. My bet is that Crist is now our next Senator.

    Crist will still caucus with the R's so it won't be so bad for ya if he wins
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    Re: Source: Crist to Bolt GOP, Run for Senate as Independent Independent Senate Run W

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    He can hand the seat to the democrats though. You will remember that the Republicans made it easy for Lieberman to win in CT. I doubt that the democrats will be that dumb.
    That would be one hell of a wakeup call for the current cannibalizing movement on the right if this occurs, and it is a very real possibility, Meeks has just been sitting back and not many even know he is in the race at this point. this whole Crist/Rubio drama has played out center stage, meanwhile Meeks has just sat back and continued to have fund raisers with some heavy hitters involved, yet he is still in the shadows, and is now sitting on a decent untouched bankroll ready to pounce and let his name be known.
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    Re: Source: Crist to Bolt GOP, Run for Senate as Independent Independent Senate Run W

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    He can hand the seat to the democrats though. You will remember that the Republicans made it easy for Lieberman to win in CT. I doubt that the democrats will be that dumb.
    Erm, that's not exactly what happened. Lieberman won because so many Republicans voted for him. In fact, he got 70% of the Republican vote.

    Florida may or may not play out the same way, with Democrats going for Crist as their best shot against Rubio. But Florida is different from Connecticut... it is a swing state that does not lean either way. So right now, all 3 competitors are probably about even with each other.

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