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Rothenberg Report: Florida gov race leaning Dem

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From March on Politics: Despite recent polling showing the governor’s race between Bill McCollum and Alex Sink as either a tossup or maybe with an edge for McCollum, the respected Rothenberg Political Report has it listed as leaning Democratic—for Sink. A new poll issued yesterday gave McCollum a 6-point lead with a large undecided. But Nathan Gonzales, political editor for the Rothenberg Report said polls don’t tell the whole story in the race between a strong newcomer and an experienced…

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Blog: Where are all the white, Christian candidates in the Democratic Party?

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As it stands right now, the front runners in the Republican races are all straight, non-Hispanic white, Christian men. Democrats meanwhile have no straight, white, Christian men. Both lack any Hispanic presence.So after the NRSC endorsed Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio in the Republican Senate primary, a lot of people implied it was a snub to Hispanics. We thought this was silly. Crist has won three statewide campaigns in a row, is an extremely popular governor, and has a national…

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Rick Baker: Run, Charlie Crist, run!

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The last two months have been rather gloomy times for term-limited St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker. First, it was the news that Alex Sink would not run for the U.S Senate, thereby keeping her CFO position to herself. Then it was Bill McCollum passing on a Senate bid to stay on as Attorney General. All the while, every city council member since Connie Kone served stopped by City Hall to measure the drapes in your office. For Hizzoner, it’s like…

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With Bill McCollum’s announcement, has Rick Baker’s political career come to an end?

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He is the popular mayor of the fourth largest city in the fourth largest state with a proven record of achievement and yet Rick Baker may have hit the ceiling as far as his political career is concerned. With Bill McCollum announcing that he will not run for the U.S. Senate — thereby guaranteeing a bid for re-election as Florida’s attorney general — and Alex Sink’s decision to remain as CFO, Baker now founds himself without an open office for…

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The Sudoku Senate race

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Not only is it light years away from November 2010, but the prospect of another grueling campaign in Florida, this time to replace Mel Martinez in the U.S. Senate, has yet to excite me. I’m obviously not alone in this feeling either as the leading candidates for both parties, Jeb Bush and Alex Sink, have decided not to run for the seat. – That leaves both sides of the aisle with candidates for whom the word senatorial does not immediately…

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