In case Republican primary voters have forgotten that Gov. Charlie Crist stood with Democratic President Obama in Fort Myers to promote a $787 billion Democratic stimulus package, Crist’s GOP Senate primary rival Marco Rubio notes that today is the half-year anniversary of the event.
Jason Wetherington, the young Republican staffer who boasted to numerous witnesses of having an affair with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and was recently featured in the movie Outrage, has been booked on felony charges related to a theft from the daughter of Pastor Larry Thompson, who leads the large and influential First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale.
Washington Post chatted with some smart Florida political strategists over the weekend to get a sense for who Crist is considering for the spot. Here’s the current handicapping based on the likelihood of winning the appointment for an interim-only basis (former U.S. Sen. Connie Mack is apparently not interested).