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Dems hope Tuesday debate moves their candidates up in name recognition race

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Can Florida Democrats recapture the U.S. Senate seat once held by Bob Graham? Or is the primary race between Jeff Greene and Kendrick Meek merely a battle for third place in the general election? Polls show both Democrats trailing a pair of candidates who so far have commanded the media spotlight: Republican Marco Rubio, a darling of the conservative tea party movement, and Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist. But voters will have the chance to size up Meek and Greene at…

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By the way, doesn’t Charlie Crist’s hiring of John Isay prove I was at least half-right about Michael Bloomberg’s support of Crist

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In a statement released Friday night, Crist announced that his media team will be headed by Josh Isay, who used to work for Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Schumer is a member of the Senate’s Democratic leadership team and once headed the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Isay also helped New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Republican-turned-independent, and Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-independent, win re-election. Remember what I wrote last month — and the St. Petersburg Times’ Adam Smith discounted: All sources have spoken…

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By the way, doesn’t Charlie Crist’s hiring of John Isay prove I was at least half-right about Michael Bloomberg’s support of Crist

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In a statement released Friday night, Crist announced that his media team will be headed by Josh Isay, who used to work for Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Schumer is a member of the Senate’s Democratic leadership team and once headed the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Isay also helped New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Republican-turned-independent, and Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-independent, win re-election. Remember what I wrote last month — and the St. Petersburg Times’ Adam Smith discounted: All sources have spoken…

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