Crist Does The Polling, Looks To Go Indie

By: Wednesday April 28, 2010 7:25 am

Tomorrow we will discover Charlie Crist’s decision on whether to leave the Republican Party and run for the US Senate as an independent. And apparently, he’s taken a look at the idea in a poll, and saw numbers he liked: According to multiple Republican sources, Crist conducted a poll on Monday and Tuesday to test [...]

FL-Sen: Rubio, Florida GOP Under Federal Investigation

By: Wednesday April 21, 2010 6:15 am

The Florida Republican Party faces a criminal investigation from the IRS, FBI and the US Attorney’s office over party-issued American Express card spending. And among the members of the state GOP implicated is none other than Marco Rubio. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tallahassee, the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service are all involved in [...]

FL-Sen: GOP Convinced Crist Will Become Independent

By: Monday April 19, 2010 9:25 am

Reid Wilson, who’s pretty plugged in with the GOP establishment, finds them resigned to the fact that Charlie Crist will be on the ballot in Florida in November as an independent, opening up a three-way race and giving the Democrat, Kendrick Meek, a real chance at victory. Over the weekend, Crist pulled TV advertisements that [...]

FL-Sen: Crist Seen As Viable (For Now) In Three-Way Race

By: Thursday April 15, 2010 8:00 am

A Quinnipiac poll shows that Charlie Crist still has no shot getting elected Senator as a Republican, but could do OK in a three-way race: Marco Rubio has opened up an elephant-sized 56 – 33 percent lead over Gov. Charlie Crist in Florida’s U.S. Senate Republican primary, but in a three-way general election with Rubio [...]

FL-Sen: Crist’s Career Ending Amid Constant Rumors About Independent Bid

By: Wednesday April 14, 2010 11:09 am

The Wall Street Journal reports today that Charlie Crist’s advisers are urging him to abandon the Republican primary for US Senate and take up an independent run. This is a decision Crist would not be able to make after losing the primary; he would have to drop out of the Republican race by the end [...]

FL-Sen: Crist Plans To Lose Senate Race as a Republican

By: Thursday April 8, 2010 2:05 pm

Charlie Crist, tiring of rumors that he will switch parties and avoid what appears to be a losing battle in the Florida Senate primary against Marco Rubio, tried to dispel them this afternoon. This statement comes directly from the campaign: “To put these rumors to rest once and for all, as we have said countless [...]

Meek Performs Surprisingly Well in Head-to-Head Matchup with Rubio

By: Wednesday March 10, 2010 8:31 am

Most people who focused on Charlie Crist’s self-immolation in the Republican primary figured that the next best option for a contested race in November would be if Crist switched to an independent or a Democrat. Kendrick Meek, the Congressman running unopposed in the Democratic primary at the moment, has been given little chance to win [...]

Rubio Takes The Lead On Crist In Florida

By: Tuesday January 26, 2010 7:34 am

Not every Tea Party candidate is going to be successful, even in Republican primaries. In fact, most of them will lose, owing to a lack of funds or an inability to connect with the electorate. But Marco Rubio has a variety of factors going for him – an attractive candidate in a party trending to [...]

Rasmussen: Rubio And Crist Tied In Florida

By: Wednesday December 16, 2009 8:34 am

Rasmussen has been tilted to the right all year, but the trend line is important. Governor Charlie Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio are now tied in the 2010 race for the Republican Senate nomination in Florida. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary voters finds Crist and Rubio each [...]

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