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American Spectator on Charlie Crist-Marco Rubio: ‘Reversal of Fortune’

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From American Spectator: The last advantage that moderate to liberal Florida Governor Charlie Crist had in his race for the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat against conservative former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio is now gone. Crist is no longer the campaign finance champion. Rubio will have the money he needs to tell his story. And he, in stark contrast to Crist, has a story to tell in conservative 2010.

When the counting had been done last week, Rubio’s Q1 2010 campaign contribution haul of $3.6 million was more than three times the $1.1 million Crist took in over the same period. The money in this campaign has followed the polls, which now show former underdog Rubio ahead of Crist by somewhere between 11 and 32 points and ahead of Kendrick Meek, the likely Democratic nominee, by double digits. The Crist campaign that started with a bang last spring, with lots of establishment endorsements and establishment cash, is well into its whimper stage.  COntinue reading here.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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