Crist for Senate Looks More Likely

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 ...
by | February 18, 2009

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 Washington.

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.

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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.

Josh Goodman
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