St. Pete Times insider poll: Near-majority think Charlie Crist will run again and as a Democrat

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Adam Smith:

The St. Petersburg Times‘ latest Insider Poll surveyed 98 people immersed in Florida – consultants, lobbyists, activists, activists –  and 49 percent predicted Crist would run, including 56 percent of the Democratic insider and 45 percent of the Republicans.

No, it’s not a majority, but it’s nonetheless astounding so many people see Crist trying for a comeback run against Rick Scott.

“Charlie the narcissist is desperate to get back to the limelight…He’s running – for something. Governor would be most likely. Represents his best shot at some self-fabricated notion of redemption,” said one Republican not especially fond of The People’s Governor.

More here.

You can also read my story, Charlie Crist, the once and future Governor here.

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