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Latest polls show Bill McCollum, Charlie Crist cruising

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Republican Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum leads the state’s Chief Financial Officer, Democrat Alex Sink, 38 – 34 percent, among registered voters in the 2010 governor’s race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This reverses a 38 – 34 percent Sink lead in a June 9 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The key is among independent voters who shift from 32 – 27 percent for McCollum June 9 to 38 – 23 percent today. Gov. Charlie…

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National Review on Marco Rubio

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Almost every politician who aspires to statewide office brings along a staffer when meeting a group of reporters. Usually it’s the communications director or press secretary, or perhaps the chief of staff. Usually the staffer is there to drive the candidate around, keep him on schedule, monitor how he is doing, and perhaps kick him under the table if, while answering questions on the record, he starts straying off-message in a Bidenesque manner. When U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio dropped…

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Wall Street Journal labels Charlie Crist the ‘Republican Barney Frank’. Yikes!

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The editorial page of the Wall Street Journal tagged Charlie Crist as the Republican Barney Frank, but not for the reasons you may assume. “Florida Governor Charlie Crist is running for the U.S. Senate next year, and we wonder if one reason is that he doesn’t want to be in Tallahassee when the next hurricane hits his state. His veto of a hurricane insurance reform bill last week all but guarantees a state disaster on top of any wrought by…

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Wayne Garcia: Charlie Crist from green to ‘gutless’?

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A must-read from Creative Loafing’s Wayne Garcia: It was zenith of his 2007 pledge to turn Florida green, lower emissions and grow a biofuel industry. Last year, he laid out a $200 million investment in his green vision. But today, as Crist is all but a lame duck governor running for the U.S. Senate, very few of those hopes and promises have come true. Blame the knuckle-draggers in the Legislature. Blame the recession. Or, if you are like some environmentalists…

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Building Trades union endorses Kendrick Meek

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The Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO (BCTD) today issued an endorsement of Representative Kendrick Meek (D) for the 2010 U.S. Senate election in Florida. Upon the conclusion of today’s vote by the BCTD Governing Board of Presidents, President Mark H. Ayers said, “We are excited about the prospect of helping Kendrick Meek become the next U.S. senator from Florida. Throughout his life, both as a trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol and most recently as the congressman from Florida’s…

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Corrine Brown calls out Charlie Crist

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From JaxPolitics: U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, confirms that she is launching an exploratory campaign for U.S. Senate, and said an internal statewide poll shows her comfortably ahead of any Democratic contender, including Kendrick Meek. “Experience,” she said, when asked why the 17-year U.S. House member would be a stronger candidate than Meek. “I like Kendrick and I love his mother but this is about making sure we have someone at the table when we’re talking about energy, we’re talking…

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Kendrick Meek endorsed by G’ville mayor

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“Mayor Hanrahan has welcomed me to her city on my two recent visits to Gainesville. This community is fortunate to be led by one of the best – a mayor who is leading today by creating a green infrastructure for Gainesville’s future. Pegeen is a forward thinker and under her leadership, Gainesville will be a model city for energy innovation and conservation,” said Congressman Kendrick Meek. “I look forward to spending many days on the campaign trail with the number…

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