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Jeff Greene thinks last night’s results show Kendrick Meek is doomed

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From Sunshine State News: Jeff Greene, the billionaire real estate investor running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, says that last night’s election results shows that voters are fed up with established politicians. “Last night’s results are proof positive of how frustrated and fed up voters are with politics as usual and the career politicians who have failed us,” said Greene. “I’m fed up too, that’s why we launched this campaign to shake up Washington, create jobs and…

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Jeff Greene thinks last night’s results show Kendrick Meek is doomed

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From Sunshine State News: Jeff Greene, the billionaire real estate investor running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, says that last night’s election results shows that voters are fed up with established politicians. “Last night’s results are proof positive of how frustrated and fed up voters are with politics as usual and the career politicians who have failed us,” said Greene. “I’m fed up too; that’s why we launched this campaign to shake up Washington, create jobs and…

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Wall Street Journal: Charlie Crist is the equivalent of Florida Swampland

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The Wall Street Journal contends Charlie Crist isn’t about to make the same mistake Arlen Specter did: Florida Governor Charlie Crist isn’t about to make the same mistake Arlen Specter did. The Pennsylvania senator promised to refund contributions to his Senate campaign after he switched parties last year. The promise eventually wound up costing him $1.2 million in refunds to disgruntled donors. Mr. Crist will apparently keep any money donated to him on the assumption he would be running as…

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NRSC chair John Cornyn tells Charlie Crist to return the cash

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Letter from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn to Charlie Crist: Dear Governor Crist, I was disappointed by several reports today noting that you have refused to return the contributions made to your U.S. Senate campaign while you were a Republican. This reversal stands in stark contrast to your previous statements that you would provide donors with “pro-rated refunds” upon your announcement that you were leaving the Republican Party. Breaking this promise demonstrates an enormous lack of character, as Floridians are reminded that…

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Hotline: How much will move cost Charlie Crist?

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From Hotline: FL Gov. Charlie Crist (R) is contemplating his political future this week as he decides whether to run for Sen. George LeMieux‘s (R) seat as an independent. But he also should be contemplating just how much it’s going to cost him. Crist has benefitted from several strong fundraising quarters, but conservative bloggers and activists have vowed to make a potential independent bid hurt his bank account. And he should take note: Those same activists helped cost Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) more…

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Club for Growth officially announces plan for refund effort in case of Crist party switch

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The Buzz warned us yesterday that the Club for Growth would mobilize to demand that Charlie Crist refund donation if, as expected, he drops out of the GOP primary and runs for the U.S. Senate as an Independent.  Well, now the Club for Growth has shown its hand, announcing via a press release today: The Club for Growth PAC today announced it is planning to lead a campaign contribution refund effort in the event Florida Governor Charlie Crist leaves the…

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Is Charlie Crist laying the groundwork for an independent bid?

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  Either Gov. Charlie Crist realizes he can’t escape the stimulus, or he’s leaning toward an independent run for Senate. Crist is saying some curious things for a man in the midst of a conservative primary challenge. Here are a few, just from the last couple days: From an appearance on “Fox and Friends”: “[President Barack Obama has] done some things that are good for our state; he’s done some things that are not good for our state. But what…

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