Crist Confidant Leaks Too Late That He’d Caucus With Dems

By: Friday October 29, 2010 1:30 pm

The next Senator from Florida is almost certainly going to be Marco Rubio. Kendrick Meek and Charlie Crist split the center-left of the electorate and spent most of their time in the campaign beating each other up, while Rubio, unchallenged, coasted into the lead. It was always possible at the end that there would be [...]

Kendrick Meek: “I don’t support raising the retirement age.”

By: Thursday September 9, 2010 1:05 pm

The race in Florida for the US Senate is among the most unique and interesting in the country. We saw in 2006 in Connecticut a three-man race, but the Republican Alan Schlesinger quickly became an also-ran, and Joe Lieberman benefited. In this race, each candidate claims a plausible path to victory; tea party conservative Marco [...]

Crist Vetoes Anti-Abortion Bill, Continuing Lurch Leftward

By: Friday June 11, 2010 1:59 pm

To add a little bit of context here, prior to running for Senate, Charlie Crist wasn’t above some iconoclastic maneuvers as Governor. He allowed felons to get the franchise of voting after their terms were complete, he signed a bill requiring paper ballots for all elections, he supported a big public works bill for the [...]

Ex-Florida GOP Chair Greer Implicates Crist In Donation Scam

By: Monday June 7, 2010 6:10 am

Now this could have major consequences for the Florida Senate campaign ahead: Gov. Charlie Crist personally signed off on his former Republican party chairman’s confidential fundraising gig with the state party — according to Jim Greer’s attorney, whose allegation contradicts the governor’s statement that he “didn’t know anything” about the deal now part of a [...]

Former Florida GOP Chair, Ally To Crist, Arrested

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 9:56 am

Jim Greer, the former Chairman of the Florida Republican Party, has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of fraud, theft and money laundering in association with his tenure at the state GOP. Greer, an ally of Charlie Crist when he successfully ran for Governor in 2006 (Crist actually appointed Greer as Chairman in 2007), [...]

Charlie Crist Flips on Repealing DADT

By: Thursday May 27, 2010 2:08 pm

We’re seeing an interesting dynamic in the Florida Senate race. Charlie Crist has maintained a lead in the general election polls through support from Democrats, turning Kendrick Meek into a kind of spoiler candidate from a polling standpoint. From a policy standpoint, however, Meek seems to be driving the responses, at least from Charlie Crist. [...]

Crist to Donors: No Refund for You!

By: Wednesday May 12, 2010 1:50 pm

When Charlie Crist left the Republican Party in desperation, knowing he was toast in a US Senate primary against Marco Rubio, he left the door open for reimbursing donors who supported him when he was a Republican. Now that the polls look better for him, Crist has quietly told those donors to shove it. A [...]

Climate Bill To Include State Opt-Out For Offshore Drilling

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 1:42 pm

This video from Alabama’s John Wathen, taken at the site of the BP oil disaster, shows the massive scope of the oil slick. “For the first time in my environmental career, I find myself using the word hopeless,” Wathen said, despairing. “We can’t stop this. There’s no way to prevent this from hitting our shorelines… [...]

Offshore Drilling Issue Swinging Away From Drill Now Crowd

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 1:04 pm

BP has moved their containment dome into position today, and its CEO touted progress in containing the massive underwater gusher spewing thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico every day. In addition, the company has started to set the Gulf on fire again, with another set of controlled burns. None of this [...]

Crist Makes It Official, Will Run As An Independent

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 3:12 pm

In a press conference concluded just moments ago, Charlie Crist, the Governor of Florida, announced he would end his campaign for US Senate as a Republican and run with no party affiliation. This sets up a likely three-way race for the Florida seat between Crist, Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek. “My decision to [...]

Crist Heads Into Indie Senate Bid With No Staff, Party Apparatus

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 8:30 am

The Wall Street Journal writes on Charlie Crist’s expected announcement of making an independent bid for the US Senate in Florida. The key point here is that nobody seems to know who would work for him: According to his advisers, Mr. Crist would remain a registered Republican while qualifying for the ballot with “no party [...]

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