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Independent Senate candidates angry, fired up over exclusion from UCF debate

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In the midst of the rallying college students and others at the U.S. Senate Debate at UCF came marching a man dressed in military garb, carrying an American flag and flanked by three men in dark suits. It was third-party Senate candidate Bruce Nathan. “My goal is to be noticed,” he told FloridaPolitics.com. “No-Party Affiliated candidates are never seen. I’m making a point. I drove two and a half hours to be here.” He claimed the polls showing favorable votes…

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Charlie Cook: ‘Almost certain…(Crist) would sit with Democrats’

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This morning on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” noted political analyst Charlie Cook said that it was “almost certain” that Charlie Crist would go to Washington and “sit with Democrats.” While Crist refuses to tell Floridians where he will sit in the Senate, it has become increasingly clear that the supposedly “independent” candidate will be a “Democrat” in Washington and a “yes” vote for the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda.

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Charlie Cook: ‘Almost certain…(Crist) would sit with Democrats’

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This morning on MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown” noted political analyst Charlie Cook said that it was “almost certain” that Charlie Crist would go to Washington and “sit with Democrats.” While Crist refuses to tell Floridians where he will sit in the Senate, it has become increasingly clear that the supposedly “independent” candidate will be a “Democrat” in Washington and a “yes” vote for the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda.

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State Rep. Tom Grady files lawsuit demanding Charlie Crist return contributions

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From the Naples Daily News: Linda Morton of Naples donated $500 to Gov. Charlie Crist’s Senate election campaign, while John Rood of Jacksonville, a retired U.S. ambassador, donated $4,800 to the Republican. Now they want a refund. The two have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of all contributors who are demanding their money back after Crist announced he’d run as an Independent. “Crist has made it clear that he believes a candidate should not say one thing and do another,”…

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WSJ: The struggles of an Obama loyalist, Kendrick Meek, in the Florida Senate race.

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From the Wall Street Journal: Until now the best roles in Florida’s Senate election drama were taken by Republicans. The tea party upstart, Marco Rubio, forced Gov. Charlie Crist to drop his lagging primary bid and take his chances as an independent. But now the Democratic script turns out to be as unpredictably wacky. Enter Kendrick Meek, stage left. A young and popular African-American congressman from Miami, the former state trooper got into this campaign before anyone else and expected…

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Charlie Crist looks to Democrats for campaign dollars

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A must-read from Steve Bousquet: By bolting from the Republican Party, Gov. Charlie Crist has one place left to raise big money in his race for the U.S. Senate: Democrats. A governor who once courted conservatives by calling himself a “Jeb Bush Republican” is getting help from liberal trial lawyers, union activists and even elected Democrats, who are shunning their party’s Senate hopefuls, wealthy Palm Beach businessman Jeff Greene and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami. Crist is now an…

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Time offers ‘Ten Questions’ to Charlie Crist, like ‘Who’ll Remember the Tea Party in 20 Years?’

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Last year, Time offered its “Ten Questions” feature to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, but the reader questions it selected were mostly hostile, panning his response to the State of the Union, asking if he looked like the geeky Kenneth the Page from “30 Rock,” and underlining the shakiness of the GOP: “Voters rejected the GOP in November. What changes do you think it needs to make in order to become relevant again?” This week, Time offered the same feature to Florida…

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