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Talking Points Memo: Is Charlie Crist the De Facto Democrat in the Florida Senate race?

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Talking Points Memo asks the question a lot of Florida Democrats are asking: When asked for comment about their decline in support, Kendrick Meek campaign communications director Adam Sharon predicted that Crist’s surge among Democratic-leaning voters would not last, declaring that “his conservative record cannot escape him.” The TPM Poll Average for the race currently has Crist at 32.9%, Marco Rubio 32.7%, and Meek 15.9%. Furthermore, the graph shows a clear trend in the last two months, of Meek’s support falling…

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Florida Democrats had better enjoy their new BFF — Charlie Crist

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Florida Democrats had better get used to it because it may not last that long. The “it” I speak of is Gov. Charlie Crist’s “provocation” for lack of a better word of his fellow party. He’s the nearest thing Democrats have had to a friend serving as governor. Take the latest proclamation from the man who wants to be Florida’s next senator: he wants a special session to amend the Florida Constitution to ban offshore drilling and craft a better…

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Revising Florida Democrats’ to-do list

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At this point, it does not appear likely Congressman Kendrick Meek will collect the requisite number of voters’ signatures to place his name on the ballot. Even if Meek does end up collecting the requisite number of signatures, it won’t matter. He has wasted any chance of seizing the momentum from the two GOP candidates who have captured the attention of the nation’s political class. Rather than investing further in Meek’s fledgling campaign, as Meek’s campaign manager Abe Dyk suggests…

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Revising Florida Democrats’ to-do list

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At this point, it does not appear likely Congressman Kendrick Meek will collect the requisite number of voters’ signatures to place his name on the ballot. Even if Meek does end up collecting the requisite number of signatures, it won’t matter. He has wasted any chance of seizing the momentum from the two GOP candidates who have captured the attention of the nation’s political class. Rather than investing further in Meek’s fledgling campaign, as Meek’s campaign manager Abe Dyk suggests…

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Florida Democrats differ on party finance rules

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From Bill Cotterell: Florida Democratic leaders disagreed sharply Thursday over rules changes that would relax control of party finances. Party Treasurer Alma Gonzalez said she could not support Chairman Karen Thurman’s proposal to raise from $5,000 to $25,000 the amount of checks requiring the treasurer’s signature. Thurman said the $5,000 limit is more than 10 years old and that a bigger, busier party needs the flexibility to make bigger purchases without the treasurer personally approving every check. Democratic National Committeeman…

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Florida Democrats’ Cut and Run ad

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