Daylight in the Florida Primaries
From Unlikely voter: Florida is a large and aggressively contested state. It, of all states, demands the clarity of traditional horserace polling. We have been denied that opportunity yet, though, because the Republicans still need a candidate for Governor and the Democrats still need a candidate for Senate. Quinnpiac’s poll suggests we may get answers soon, as late entering political novices Rick Scott and Jeff | Read More »
, Alex Sink
, Bill McCollum
, Bud Chiles
, Charlie Crist
, jeff greene
, Kendrick Meek
, Marco Rubio
, Quinnipiac University
, Rick Scott
Florida Senate Update
We have a pair of polls to look at updating us on the Florida Senate race, a general election carpet bomb from Rasmussen, and a peek at the race between the Democrats in the primary from PPP. Unfortunately, what we don’t have is any clarity.
Rubio battles back
For a while the polling of the Florida Senate race had many people thinking that Charlie Crist, newly minted Independent, was running away with it. I disagreed and assumed his bump in the polls was driven by heavy coverage of his party switch and of his oil spill inspections. Rasmussen’s latest just might bear that out as Marco Rubio takes a fresh lead.
Taxpayer Funded Abortions Come to Florida
Media headlines are saying Charlie Crist’s veto of pro-life legislation is a veto about women receiving ultrasounds before electing to have an abortion. That’s actually only part of the legislation. With Crist’s veto there is more. Taxpayer funded elective abortions are coming to Florida for the first time. Recent federal health care legislation gave states the opportunity to opt-out of federal provisions using tax dollars | Read More »
Democratic party abandoning Kendrick Meek in FL-SEN?
Looks that way: 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 | Read More »
BREAKING: Jim Greer Arrested
CNN is reporting that the former Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, Jim Greeer, has been arrested. Greer was Charlie Crist’s hand picked chairman of the Florida GOP and together they collaborated on destroying Marco Rubio. Part of their plan involved leaking out the credit card scandal and targeting it toward Marco Rubio. Well, it just blew up in their faces.
Heck, ‘Road to Nowhere’ is worth at least *2* million.
(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) I think that you should go for two million, David Byrne. I think that you should get an immediate injunction against, or seizure of Crist’s bank account – or whatever it is that they call it. And a groveling apology. Heck, want a pony? Charlie Crist should give you a pony. David Byrne is suing the governor of Florida, alleging that | Read More »
Open Thread: Wink, Wink
You can trust Charlie Crist. Wink, wink. OPEN THREAD
A Lesson for Potential Turncoats
Let me draw up a scenario for you. You’re a long-term incumbent Republican in a purple state that may or may not be trending blue. You’ve always been a moderate and coasted to easy elections in the general. However, a bunch of rabble-rousing conservatives and tea partiers, the kind of people you never liked anyway, have propped up some firebrand conservative candidate, and the polling | Read More »
Florida Voters Realize Charlie Crist is an Orange Opportunist
A couple of weeks have passed since Charlie Crist abandoned the GOP to run as an independent. The orange man moved his campaign into a lingerie shop and started renouncing his allegedly long held positions on life, education reform, etc. And guess what? He is now nosediving in the polls. Rubio leads according to Rasmussen at 39% to Crist’s 31% to Meek’s 18%. And to | Read More »
Good news: Crist isn’t giving that money back.
This is good news… Gov. Charlie Crist told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on April 30 that he would “probably” give refunds to donors who don’t approve of him leaving the GOP. Some donors to his U.S. Senate campaign were told before the switch that they would get their money back or pro-rated refunds. No more. A couple of hours before Crist officially becomes an NPA voter, campaign spokeswoman Michelle Todd said there will | Read More »