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Crist To Announce Independent Run For Florida Senate Tomorrow

by @ 2:47 pm on April 28, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Elections, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

Well, this will make the Florida Senate race interesting:

Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist has decided he will run as an independent in the race to fill the Florida U.S. Senate seat, Crist allies tell Fox News. The official announcement is scheduled for Thursday at 5pm ET in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Senate campaign has been rough and tumble for Crist, he was once the front-runner — but in recent months began trailing his GOP opponent, Florida State Speaker Marco Rubio.

Crist has said that under no circumstance would he drop out of the race, saying he will do what is best for the voters of Florida. The governor says Republicans in Washington want him to stay in the Republican party but voters in Florida have told him they want him to run as an independent.

Now, if someone can explain where his money will come from, I’ll start taking him seriously.

5 Responses to “Crist To Announce Independent Run For Florida Senate Tomorrow”

  1. Tom Burns says:

    “Crist has said that…he will do what is best for the voters of Florida.”

    Translation: he’s power-thirsty enough to do whatever it takes to win that race.

  2. Bill Jempty says:

    The Democrats love this. By running, Crist gives Kendrick Meek an actual chance of being elected.

  3. Bill Jempty says:

    Crist has always been a bit of a joke. He crusaded against spammers while AG and then his office spammed thousands of Floridians.

    Then my favorite Crist tale.


    Crist said he is creating a Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. He tapped Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks to chair the group, which will try to reduce the number of Floridians with chronic problems related to obesity.


    An overweight man aka football player to chair a panel on obseity.

    Florida the rules are different here.

  4. Did this guy call Derrick Brooks, who is 225 lbs of lean muscle, “overweight”?


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