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TPM: Charlie Crist emerges as high-profile foe of drilling

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From Talking Points Memo: Gov. Charlie Crist (I-FL), who left the Republican Party a month and a half ago to run for Senate as an independent, is becoming one of the most vocal opponents of offshore drilling since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig was destroyed in April, which led to an oil spill that has been characterized as one of the biggest environmental disasters in American history. Most recently, he appeared on Face The Nation and spoke up for a temporary…

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TPM: How left can Charlie Crist go?

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Gov. Charlie Crist (I-FL) was, until a month ago, a moderate Republican struggling to appeal to an ultra-conservative base. But now that Crist has unburdened himself from his former party affiliation and become an independent in his run for Senate, he’s been moving decisively leftward. The question is, how left will he go? There have been multiple issues — Don’t Ask Don’t Tell for example — where Crist has ceased to hold to a Republican-friendly position. And, in the opinion…

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NRSC website lists Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek as candidates for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, but not Marco Rubio

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In March, TPM reported that Sen. John Cornyn sounded downright regretful today when explaining why he’s sticking to his early endorsement of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, despite a surge from conservative darling former state House Speaker Marco Rubio as the two slug it out in the Republican primary. “I’m not going to do anything to change that. I think I’m honor-bound to leave it as it is. It doesn’t mean that we’re going to be spending any money in the…

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NRSC website lists Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek as candidates for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, but not Marco Rubio

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In March, TPM reported that Sen. John Cornyn sounded downright regretful when explaining why he’s sticking to his early endorsement of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, despite a surge from conservative darling former state House Speaker Marco Rubio as the two slug it out in the Republican primary. “I’m not going to do anything to change that. I think I’m honor-bound to leave it as it is. It doesn’t mean that we’re going to be spending any money in the primary,…

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Saint Petersblog makes Talking Points Memo’s ‘Top Ten Reader Tips Of The Year’

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Last Saturday, Saint Petersblog attracted 20,000 unique readers to the site. This week, Saint Petersblog was recognized by Talking Points Memo as part of its “Top Ten Reader Tips of the Year” list. …here at TPM, we wanted to give thanks for something we really couldn’t do without: the flood of reader tips — inside information, documents, or even just news stories that have flown under the radar — that help lead to so many of our biggest news breaks.…

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