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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:21 PM

Fla. GOP tries to defeat Crist before he can run

Ever see a couple go through a nasty divorce, and then one side gets angry and starts bringing up old history as the other tries to move on in life with someone else?

Well, that's sort of what the Republican Party of Florida is going through with former Gov. Charlie Crist, who ended his relationship with his long-time party while running for Senate in 2010. Now that Crist, an independent, is getting cozy with Democrats, the state GOP is shouting to anyone who will listen that Democrats would make a big mistake to be spouse No. 2.

When Crist says something nice about President Barack Obama, the state GOP immediately shoots out a press release with something not so nice Crist said about Obama when he was a Republican. If Crist endorses a Democratic candidate, the party reminds people Crist used to say he was a Ronald Reagan Republican. There's strong speculation that Crist, 56, will challenge Gov. Rick Scott as a Democrat in 2014. He has dismissed talk of a potential return to politics, saying he won't even think about his future until after Jan. 1.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2012/1118/Fla.-GOP-tries-to-defeat-Crist-before-he-can-run

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Tony_FLADEM Nov 2012 OP
msongs Nov 2012 #1
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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:27 PM

1. does Florida have any real dems who can run for governor and win? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:43 PM

2. Not that I'm aware of....

the party has been pretty much beaten down here. OTOH, Alex Sink was a weak candidate and almost won. The problem is that the governor's race is held in off-years...Democratic turnout is abysmal in off years.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:52 PM

3. Somebody has to Challenge Rick Scott! Good Luck

to Florida!

Kinda sweet that Crist spoke at the Dem Convention and Obama Won Florida! Of course, that was the reason but I don't think it hurt. Crist must be very happy about that.

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