I recently argued
that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is unlikely to run for the Senate in 2010. Given my record with predictions, it should come as no surprise that Crist is looking more and more likely to run for Senate. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
has the latest: Gov. Charlie Crist says he will not announce until at least May whether he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2010. But his actions tell a different story, convincing political
insiders that the popular Republican governor is all but set to aim for
One sign is Crist's frequent fundraising trips to
Washington, D.C., where national leaders are touting him as an
unbeatable candidate. Another indication was Crist's appearance this
week in Fort Myers at a rally with President Barack Obama supporting
the stimulus bill. And perhaps the biggest sign: Crist's own
acknowledgment that he is considering a run.
Of a dozen Republican consultants, political scientists, fundraisers
and GOP leaders contacted, only one said Crist would not run. They all
say Crist is acting more like a national figure than a governor.