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Charlie Crist’s chances of winning GOP primary now trading for $5 a share on Intrade — down from $59

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I noticed that David Hunt of the Florida Times Union was looking to get down on some betting action about whether Charlie Crist would run as an Independent or not.  Hunt couldn’t find any odds comin’ out of Vegas although I would probably put it as a 3-to-5 likelihood that Crist will run as an Independent/No Party Affiliation, meaning you’d only get paid sixty cents for every dollar you bet (if Crist was a horse you’d bet that he was…

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2010: The Year of the Indignant Independent

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The Pew Center for People and the Press finds that Americans have specific complaints about their government: it has the wrong priorities. It doesn’t do enough for Main Street. It is growing too fast without caring about saddling future generations with debt. It isn’t getting the job done. These are reasonable concerns that flow naturally from the course of events over the past year. Republicans have created a feedback loop: every Obama accomplishment is shunted to the “Socialism” box, and…

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Senate Guru upgrades Kendrick Meek’s prospects

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Senate Guru looks at recent polling from Public Policy Polling and Research 2000 and finds that Democratic Congressman Kendrick Meek is in terrific position to win Florida’s 2010 U.S. Senate race. With Republican Marco Rubio well ahead of primary challenger Charlie Crist in the polls, but far behind on fundraising, Rubio will likely emerge victorious from the primary, but out of campaign funds and politically badly bruised, as well as positioned to the extreme right ideologically. Congressman Meek, on the…

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Senate Guru upgrades Kendrick Meek’s prospects

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Senate Guru looks at recent polling from Public Policy Polling and Research 2000 and finds that Democratic Congressman Kendrick Meek is in terrific position to win Florida’s 2010 U.S. Senate race. With Republican Marco Rubio well ahead of primary challenger Charlie Crist in the polls, but far behind on fundraising, Rubio will likely emerge victorious from the primary, but out of campaign funds and politically badly bruised, as well as positioned to the extreme right ideologically. Congressman Meek, on the…

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Election Day

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In The County Election, the artist presents a raucous voting party as an enactment of democracy, bringing together a variety of residents in a rural community to make decisions for the common good. In this crowded composition, Bingham suggests the inclusiveness of a democracy with representatives of every age and social stratum—except, of course, African Americans, who would not enjoy the right to vote until after the Civil War, and women, whose right to participate would not be recognized for…

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Marco Rubio challenges Charlie Crist to a series of debates

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Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) has invited fellow Senate candidate Gov. Charlie Crist (R) to a series of debates over the next 14 months. In a letter sent to Crist this morning, Rubio admits that he’ll likely face a steep fundraising disadvantage and “have to work twice as hard as you to remain competitive.” Rubio wants at least 10 debates, with one in each of Florida’s media markets. The televised debates will help Rubio pick up some free…

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538.com downgrades Dem chances in Florida

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The ultra smart folks at fivethirtyeight.com have downgraded the possibility of Democrats picking up the open Senate seat in 2010. Their analysis: “Marco Rubio, who has shown no inclination to exit stage right for Charlie Crist, has started to rack up some endorsements like those of Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush Jr. Even if Rubio were to upset Crist in the Republican primary, however, he’d still stand a decent-enough chance in the general election, as the field of Democratic candidates…

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