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Charlie Crist Signals He is Going Independent

lorida political pundits have been saying for a few weeks that if Charlie Crist vetoed a Republican backed measure pushed heavily by Jeb Bush to reform Florida public education, it would be a strong sign Charlie Crist would bolt the GOP.Well, Crist vetoed it. The legislation would have made it easier to remove bad teachers and was heavily opposed by teachers unions. Crist chose to side with teachers unions rather than the parents groups that wanted the new law to improve teacher performance.Now Crist’s campaign chairman is bolting. Former Senator Connie Mack rode through the storm with Crist and is using the veto of this legislation as his excuse to get out while the getting is good.I find it hard to believe this of all thing would be the straw that broke Connie’s back. Maybe Crist really is going independent.

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