Crist for Senate?

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza has some more details on the talk that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist may run for an open Senate seat ...
by | February 4, 2009
 

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza has some more details on the talk that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist may run for an open Senate seat in 2010, instead of seeking reelection:

Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is considering a run for the Sunshine State's open Senate seat although he remains a long shot to run, according to informed sources in the state and in Washington.

Jim Greer, the chairman of the Florida Republican party and a close ally of Crist, said that "whether [Crist] is going to actually run for the Senate is a decision that will be made down the road because he doesn't want to take his eye off the ball, which is serving the people of Florida as governor."

No final decision is expected from Crist until the legislative session in Florida concludes in early May, said those familiar with the governor's thinking.

I've noted previously that in recent history it's very rare for a governor who has the option of remaining governor to run for the Senate instead.

Josh Goodman
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