Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who left the Republican Party to run for Senate as an independent, has hired a top Senate Democrat's former chief of staff.
In a just-released statement, 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.
More details here (H/T: Hot Air). The company is SKDKnickerbocker, and the anonymous Democrat who noted that this wouldn't be happening without permission from the White House is quite correct: it wouldn't be. Naturally, this means abandoning Kendrick Meek (interesting fun fact: he supported Hillary Clinton in the primary), but that's no obstacle for the Democratic party, particularly since Meek is African-American anyway and thus assumed safe to be imposed upon*. Also naturally, you can assume that Crist will promise to caucus with the Democrats; even more naturally, you can assume that he'll lie about that, too...
Mind you, all of this assumes that Crist can beat Marco Rubio. Click on that link to make sure that doesn't happen.
*Maybe they'll offer Meek a job as a hypothetical Senator Crist's Assistant Chief of Staff. What, why not CoS? Nah, they'll save that position for somebody who's a bit more melanin-deficient.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.