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Charlie Crist would be only the fifth governor to be elected to Congress in past 50 years

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When Charlie Crist declares his candidacy for Florida’s 13th Congressional District Tuesday morning in St. Petersburg, he’ll be in the unusual position of having been a governor now running as a representative. But how unusual is it? According to a Smart Politics analysis, since 1900 more than two dozen former or sitting governors have won elections to the House of Representatives, although only four have done so in the past 50 years, with the last being South Carolina Republican Mark Sanford two years…

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USA Today: Charlie Crist Brightens GOP’s Senate Outlook

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From Susan Davis, USA Today: Charlie Crist’s entry in the Florida Senate race for 2010 gives Republicans a strong player on a field that again will be tilted in favor of the Democrats. After picking up six seats in 2006 and nine last year, Democrats have no coming retirements and hold only two seats in 2010 races that election analysts currently consider competitive. Republicans hold four seats in races that figure to be close. Counting the two independents who tend…

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