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Quinnipiac Poll: Charlie Crist, 37, Marco Rubio 33, Kendrick Meek 17; Jeff Greene closing

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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, running as an independent, edges Republican Marco Rubio 37 – 33 percent in the U.S. Senate race, with 17 percent for Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.   If Jeff Greene gets the Democratic nod, Crist tops Rubio 40 – 33 percent with 14 percent for Greene. In the wake of the Gulf oil spill, Florida voters oppose 51 – 42 percent increasing the amount of offshore oil drilling, a…

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Poll: Charlie Crist 30%, Marco Rubio 27%, Kendrick Meek 15%

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Charlie Crist narrowly leads Florida’s topsy-turvy U.S. Senate race, despite nearly half of the voters saying he made a “purely political” decision to bolt the GOP and run as an independent candidate in the Nov. 2 general election, a new St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll finds. Of the registered voters surveyed, 30 percent were for Crist, 27 percent for Republican Marco Rubio and 15 percent for Democratic front-runner Kendrick Meek. The race remains volatile: Crist’s lead over Rubio is…

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Kendrick Meek talked bid with Joe Lieberman

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Prepping for a three-way general election with Republican Marco Rubio and independent Charlie Crist, Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek met earlier this month with Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent who’s one of the country’s most prominent Jewish politicians and a potentially valuable supporter for any statewide candidate in Florida. They sat down on Capitol Hill on May 6, following a reported April conversation between Lieberman and Crist, and Meek spoke with the senator about Homeland Security Committee and Armed…

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Local legislators unsure of their choice for U.S. Senate race

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In public, the line has been drawn. Republicans have abandoned Gov. Charlie Crist, who announced that he was running for the U.S. Senate as a nonpartisan candidate, and thrown their muscle behind Marco Rubio. But for Republican and Democratic legislators in Pinellas County — Crist’s home turf — the choice is not as clear cut. Of the five members of the Pinellas Legislative Delegation at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast, three were Republicans and two were Democrats. No one was…

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Kendrick Meek calls on Governor Charlie Crist to veto budget

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek released the following statement regarding the budget proposal passed by the Florida Legislature last Friday, calling on Governor Charlie Crist to veto the proposal: “Over the past several months, Governor Crist has been so busy promoting his political ambition, he failed to do his job leading our state. Once again, the Republican legislature has passed a budget that short-changes Florida’s students, teachers and families. During his term, the governor has cut funding for Florida’s public…

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Charlie Justice qualifies for ballot by turning in petitions

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From Mitch Perry: Pinellas County Democratic Congressional hopeful Charlie Justice is officially on the ballot in Florida’s 10th Congressional District election, as his campaign manager Mitch Kates today announced that he had qualified by petition by gathering more than 6,500 signatures (he was required to turn in 4,443) to the Supervisor of Elections office. In a press release, Justice said he was proud of the volunteers who helped get his name on the ballot. ” While my opponent ‘mailed in’…

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Poll: Bill Young leads Charlie Justice by 12% in Florida CD10

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According to exclusive poll results obtained by this blog, Republican Congressman Bill Young holds a 12- point lead over Democratic state Senator Charlie Justice.  Young leads Justice 45% – 33% according to this poll taken on March 17 & 18  and has a margin of error of 4.9%.  Keep in mind, this is not my poll, so I cannot verify the polls’ results, but my source for this information is from the same source that provided the spot-on polling data during the St. Petersbug Mayoral…

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