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A diverse fundraiser signals Charlie Crist strategy

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It was a group rarely, if ever, seen together on Florida’s political money trail. There was Pat Neal, former executive director of the Florida Christian Coalition, mingling near Barbara A. Zdravecky, the head of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. Nearby, former Sarasota Republican Party Chairman Bob Waechter chatted amiably at the appetizer table with the very Democrat, Shirley Brown, he worked to defeat four years earlier for School Board and has vowed to defeat this year. In another…

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Talking Heads’ David Byrne suing Charlie Crist for $1 million

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From Billboard: David Byrne is suing the governor of Florida, alleging that he used the Talking Heads‘ 1985 single “Road to Nowhere” without permission or proper licenses. Byrne is seeking $1 million in damages from Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s also Florida’s former Attorney General, and his senatorial campaign for use of the song earlier this year in a website and YouTube ad attacking his then-Republican primary opponent, Marco Rubio. Crist has since changed his campaign and is running as an independent candidate.…

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Talking Heads’ David Byrne suing Charlie Crist for $1 million

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From Billboard: David Byrne is suing the governor of Florida, alleging that he used the Talking Heads‘ 1985 single “Road to Nowhere” without permission or proper licenses. Byrne is seeking $1 million in damages from Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s also Florida’s former Attorney General, and his senatorial campaign for use of the song earlier this year in a website and YouTube ad attacking his then-Republican primary opponent, Marco Rubio. Crist has since changed his campaign and is running as an independent candidate.…

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Charlie Crist: Still a Republican?

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Just stopped by the Pinellas Supervisor of Elections’ office to check on Charlie Crist’s voter registration. Apparently, the Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, is still registered as a Republican, despite numerous public statements to the contrary.  What gives, Charlie?

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The technical aspects of how Charlie Crist will qualify for the U.S. Senate race

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The Atlantic offers this primer: Charlie Crist is facing a deadline of 12:00 noon on Friday to decide whether he will drop out of his Republican Senate primary and run as an independent. Crist says he will make the call on Thursday, but at noon on Friday, the Florida Elections Division will stop accepting paperwork for new Senate candidates. Thankfully for Crist, it will be easy for him to get on the ballot as an independent, because he doesn’t actually need…

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New Rasmussen poll: Marco Rubio 37%, Charlie Crist 30%, Kendrick Meek 22%

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If Florida Governor Charlie Crist leaves the Republican Party and enters the U.S. Senate race as an independent candidate, he will begin the campaign in second place. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll of Florida voters finds that 37% would vote for GOP frontrunner Marco Rubio, 30% for Crist and 22% for the likely Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek. That’s much closer than amonth ago when Rubio had a 17-point advantage and Crist was in third place. In a two-way race, both Rubio…

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Another local TV news station asks: Charlie Crist as an independent candidate?

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