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Charlie Crist’s indy bid hurting Kendrick Meek more than Marco Rubio

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Republicans furrowing their brows over the Florida Senate race should try smiling instead, says the National Review:

Calling Crist’s support among these Democrats “a proverbial house of cards,” Coker opined that it’s “very questionable whether or not these party and race numbers can hold up over the next six months unless the national Democratic party and its leaders (including President Barack Obama) throw Meek under the bus.” Worse, “when you see that more than half of Crist voters are Democrats, that’s a big red warning sign,” Coker observed. RealClearPolitics’ Jay Cost concurs, calling Crist’s lead “completely illusory” and his support among Democrats “unsustainable.”

Yet more than a month after Crist’s defection, Meek’s approval continues to plummet into Deepwater territory, while Rubio and Crist keep ascending, Rubio slightly faster.

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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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