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Charlie Crist’s final 24 hours as a Republican

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Alex Leary of the St. Petersburg Times provides a behind-the-scenes look of Charlie Crist’s last 24 hours as a Republican: Gov. Charlie Crist pushes back from his desk at the Capitol, slides off tortoiseshell reading glasses and flips open a cell phone. “Hey buddy,” he says, “any knowledge?” Crist is eager for news from his pollster. Taken two days before, the survey shows him winning a three-way race for U.S. Senate. The moment — 11:12 a.m. Wednesday — solidifies Crist’s…

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Charlie Crist’s final 24 hours as a Republican

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Alex Leary of the St. Petersburg Times provides a behind-the-scenes look of Charlie Crist’s last 24 hours as a Republican: Gov. Charlie Crist pushes back from his desk at the Capitol, slides off tortoiseshell reading glasses and flips open a cell phone. “Hey buddy,” he says, “any knowledge?” Crist is eager for news from his pollster. Taken two days before, the survey shows him winning a three-way race for U.S. Senate. The moment — 11:12 a.m. Wednesday — solidifies Crist’s…

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