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Dick Morris urging Florida voters to ask Charlie Crist not to drop out of GOP primary

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Former Clinton strategist cum Fox News analyst Dick Morris is uging Floridians to contact Governor Charlie Crist to ask him not to drop out of GOP primary.  From Morris’ blog:

As we fight tooth and nail to win back the US Senate, it is vital that candidates not indulge personal ambition to the detriment of the clear national interest in electing a Republican majority in 2010.

In Florida, Governor Charlie Crist — who I have supported and even advised in the past — has been running in a fairly fought primary against Marco Rubio for the Senate. Rubio, backed by major conservatives, has opened a decisive lead over Crist of about 2:1. Now Crist is reportedly considering quitting the primary and running as an Independent, making it a three-way race.

By splitting the Republican vote and running as a third candidate, Crist may just elect a Democrat — Congressman Kendrick Meek, one of the most radical members of the House. That would be a tragedy and could well cost us the Senate.

We think it is not fair to fight a primary and then run as an Independent just because you were losing. (Joe Lieberman did it but he was seeking re-election. Here Crist would be running for a new job. Also there was no danger that Joe would cost the Republicans a seat).

If you live in Florida, please write or call Crist to tell him NOT to run as an Independent. Go to to get all the addresses and phone numbers of Governor Crist’s office and of his staff. Let them know how you feel!

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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