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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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Donna Brazile: GOP divide could help Democrats in Florida, elsewhere

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Donna Brazile weighs in on Charlie Crist vs. Kendrick Meek vs. Marco Rubio: Harry Truman once said, “If you give the people a choice between a watered-down Republican and a Republican, they will choose the real thing every time.” Welcome to the 2010 midterm elections! Truman’s truism is a little ironic considering “watered-down Republican” Dwight David Eisenhower stomped, thrashed, thumped, and squashed the granddaddy of all “real” Republicans, Ohio’s Sen. Robert A. Taft, to win the 1952 Republican nomination. Not…

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