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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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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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Fort Lauderdale attorney Jim Lewis abandons GOP, will run as Independent for attorney general

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Fort Lauderdale attorney Jim Lewis cut ties to the Republican Party Tuesday and announced he would run as an independent in Florida’s attorney general race, mirroring a similar backlash toward party affiliations across the state and country. Lewis, 52, a trial lawyer and former assistant state attorney from Orlando, said he saw the switch as his best chance for winning a race in which he is among the lesser known candidates. “The extreme right isn’t always right, and the far…

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Joe Lieberman still undecided about Florida Senate race

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Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) said Monday he is considering skipping any endorsement in the Connecticut and Florida Senate races, even after he was visited recently by Kendrick Meek. Lieberman told The Hill he was visited by Meek “a few weeks ago” and that the two had “a good conversation” but that he is still mulling whether to get involved in the Florida and Connecticut races. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a friend of Lieberman’s, is waging an independent bid for…

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WSJ: Kendrick Meek may stand a chance in Florida if Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio split the conservative vote.

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Second national publication in a week to say as much: Republicans in Washington are increasingly fidgety about developments in the U.S. Senate race in Florida. The bad news is that Republican consultants are whispering that the contest between Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist could split the GOP vote, handing the seat to Democrat Kendrick Meek. The Florida seat is must-win for Republicans if they are to have any hope of a Senate majority in the fall. The good news, Republican…

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John Thrasher: It’s not cleanup duty, just a photo-op for Charlie Crist

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From David Hunt: State Sen. John Thrasher, who is chairing the Republican Party of Florida, has not been bashful when he gets a chance to stick it to Gov. Charlie Crist. He told a crowd of Republicans in Ponte Vedra Saturday that he’s glad Crist (who left the GOP in April) has found it lonely to run as an independent for U.S. Senate. But he cracked Crist a bit harder responding to a reporter’s question about the governor’s response to…

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John Thrasher: It’s not cleanup duty, just a photo-op for Charlie Crist

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From David Hunt: State Sen. John Thrasher, who is chairing the Republican Party of Florida, has not been bashful when he gets a chance to stick it to Gov. Charlie Crist. He told a crowd of Republicans in Ponte Vedra Saturday that he’s glad Crist (who left the GOP in April) has found it lonely to run as an independent for U.S. Senate. But he cracked Crist a bit harder responding to a reporter’s question about the governor’s response to…

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