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Politico names Charlie Crist’s GOP campaign as one of 10 worst of 2010

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From Politico: As spring eases into summer this Memorial Day, the political world is fixated on Big Trends: How deep does this year’s anti-incumbent fervor run? Will the economy make sufficient gains to help Democrats in November? What’s the real meaning of the Tea Party movement? But high-concept questions can obscure a low-concept reality: Campaigns matter. So do candidates. The best politicians have a way of navigating the currents of a hostile political environment. Other politicians, to paraphrase Steve Martin,…

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Kendrick Meek talked bid with Joe Lieberman

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Prepping for a three-way general election with Republican Marco Rubio and independent Charlie Crist, Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek met earlier this month with Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent who’s one of the country’s most prominent Jewish politicians and a potentially valuable supporter for any statewide candidate in Florida. They sat down on Capitol Hill on May 6, following a reported April conversation between Lieberman and Crist, and Meek spoke with the senator about Homeland Security Committee and Armed…

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Charlie Crist: Joe Lieberman was right, ‘I’m much happier now’

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Charlie Crist tells National Review Online that a conversation with Sen. Joe Lieberman (I., Conn.) helped to convince him to run for U.S. Senate as an independent. “[Lieberman] told me that [going independent] is the most liberating thing,” Crist says. “He was right. I’m much happier now, to be perfectly candid.” Crist tells us that he plans to run a “positive campaign” against his two main opponents, Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek. “I’ll be a happy warrior,” he promises.…

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Charlie Crist: Joe Lieberman was right, ‘I’m much happier now’

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Charlie Crist tells National Review Online that a conversation with Sen. Joe Lieberman (I., Conn.) helped to convince him to run for U.S. Senate as an independent. “[Lieberman] told me that [going independent] is the most liberating thing,” Crist says. “He was right. I’m much happier now, to be perfectly candid.” Crist tells us that he plans to run a “positive campaign” against his two main opponents, Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek. “I’ll be a happy warrior,” he promises.…

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5 questions about Charlie Crist’s independent run

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Charlie Crist is expected to announce tomorrow that he will drop out the Republican primary for Senate against Marco Rubio and instead run with No Party Affiliation. If that does indeed come true, here are five questions that political analysts and others will want to know next: 1. Does he describe himself as an independent Republican, or does he disavow his party? Does he brand himself like Joe Lieberman did — someone who remains faithful to the core principles of…

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5 questions about Charlie Crist’s independent run

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Charlie Crist is expected to announce tomorrow that he will drop out the Republican primary for Senate against Marco Rubio and instead run with No Party Affiliation. If that does indeed come true, here are five questions that political analysts and others will want to know next: 1. Does he describe himself as an independent Republican, or does he disavow his party? Does he brand himself like Joe Lieberman did — someone who remains faithful to the core principles of his…

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Dick Morris urging Florida voters to ask Charlie Crist not to drop out of GOP primary

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Former Clinton strategist cum Fox News analyst Dick Morris is uging Floridians to contact Governor Charlie Crist to ask him not to drop out of GOP primary.  From Morris’ blog: As we fight tooth and nail to win back the US Senate, it is vital that candidates not indulge personal ambition to the detriment of the clear national interest in electing a Republican majority in 2010. In Florida, Governor Charlie Crist — who I have supported and even advised in…

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