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 ...
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.
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.
We invite you to discuss and comment on this article using social media.
GOP Health Bill Gets Support From 8 GOP Governors6 hours ago
Failed Equal Rights Amendment to U.S. Constitution Gets New Hope From Nevada6 hours ago
Blaming Racism and Sexism, Hawaii Lawmaker Leaves Republican Party6 hours ago
Utah Governor Signs Nation's Strictest Drunk Driving Law7 hours ago
California Passes Toughest Methane Emission Regulations in U.S.7 hours ago
No Permit? No Problem. You Can Still Carry a Concealed Weapon in North Dakota.7 hours ago