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 [...]

Kendrick Meek on Activism

By: Wednesday June 9, 2010 8:07 am

A snippet from the America’s Future Now conference, where Rep. Kendrick Meek addressed the closing session: “You’re supposed to make people like me uncomfortable. You’re supposed to make executives uncomfortable. Continue to challenge us and make us better. Continue to fight for people who cannot help themselves. We must continue to put on the pressure.” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

FL-Sen: Jeff Greene Becomes Latest Candidate To Try To Buy Senate Seat

By: Friday April 30, 2010 1:35 pm

Jeff Greene, Larry David’s manager a billionaire developer who made lots of money betting against the housing market, has decided to run for Senate in the already-chaotic race in Florida, where Charlie Crist bolted the Republican Party just yesterday to run as an independent. Greene will run in the Democratic primary against Rep. Kendrick Meek, [...]

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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