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Why Charlie Crist now leads Florida Senate race

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Florida’s Republican Governor Charlie Crist is now leading in polls against Republican Marco Rubio for the 2010 Florida Senate race, where Crist will run as an independent. Crist’s break with his party was seen as a sign that the GOP’s hard-line conservatives were growing in power over the moderate wing of the party. A recent poll by the Florida Chamber of Commerce shows Crist with 42 percent support, giving Rubio 31 percent and Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek 14 percent. After months…

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Florida Chamber releases 2010 legislative ratings

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Just a couple of insights after reviewing the Florida Chamber’s ratings: ***State Sen. Dan Gelber had the second lowest rating of his colleagues, so he must be doing something right. ***The Chamber’s ratings gave extra weight to how a legislator voted on SB6. The Florida Chamber of Commerce released the 2010 Legislative Report Card, which grades legislators based on their support of pro-job and pro-business issues during the legislative session. These highly anticipated grades are calculated annually based on legislators’ voting records on…

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