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George LeMieux confident Charlie Crist can still pull off victory

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From The Hill: Sen. George LeMieux predicted Tuesday that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist would still win the state’s Senate race, despite slumping poll numbers.

LeMieux, a Crist supporter who was appointed to fill the remainder of the term left by Sen. Mel Martinez (R), who retired, said he expected things to tighten in the GOP primary between Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R).

“I think it’ll be a close race,” LeMieux said during an appearance on MSNBC. “In Florida, it’s hard to underestimate Charlie Crist.”

LeMieux said the governor would still be able to pull out a victory, though.

“I think he will,” LeMieux said when asked if Crist would still win. “At the end of the day, they like Charlie Crist; I think he’ll do well.”

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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