Charlie Crist’s Latest Step in His Political Transformation: Endorsing Marriage Equality

By: Thursday May 9, 2013 2:03 pm

Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist (F) continues his slow political transformation by publicly endorsing marriage equality. He wrote on his Facebook page: Some great news: On Tuesday, Delaware became the 11th state to allow marriage equality. And just a few days ago, Rhode Island adopted a similar measure, which followed victories last fall in Maine, [...]

Former GOP Gov. Charlie Crist To Speak at Democratic Convention For Obama

By: Monday August 27, 2012 11:57 am

The one thing both parties seem to be obsessed about at their conventions is party switchers, elected officials that were once members of one party endorsing the candidate of the other party. In this vein Democrats have managed to secure former Republican governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, for their convention. Crist will probably end up [...]

FL Sen: Race Shows Difficulty for Third Party, Despite Voters Wanting That Option

By: Saturday October 16, 2010 9:15 am

The Hill just became the most recent news outlet to find, through polling, that most voters want a viable third party as an alternative to the Republicans and Democrats. Their poll found that 54 percent of likely voters in 10 swing districts think there should be a third party. Their results mirror national polling from [...]

FL Sen: Rubio Holds Huge Lead as Crist and Meek Split Dem Vote

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 5:53 pm

Republican Marco Rubio now has a huge lead in the Florida Senate race against Democrat Kendrick Meek and former Republican, now Independent, Charlie Crist, according to the latest poll of likely voters from Quinnipiac. Quinnipiac (9/23-28) Marco Rubio (R) 46 Charlie Crist (I) 33 Kendrick Meek (D) 18 Quinnipiac is projecting high Republican base turnout [...]

FL Sen: Rubio Takes Support from Crist as Party Voters Come Home

By: Tuesday August 24, 2010 3:58 pm

Earlier this year, Florida Governor Charlie Crist abandoned the Republican party because he came to the conclusion he would lose the Republican primary for Senate to Marco Rubio. Since becoming an independent candidate, Crist has maintained a modest plurality lead in most polls tracking the three way race between Crist, Rubio, and likely Democratic nominee [...]

FL Gov: Brutal Republican Primary Helps Alex Sink Take Lead in New Poll

By: Thursday August 19, 2010 3:04 pm

Thanks to a brutal Republican primary battle between Attorney General Bill McCollum and billionaire Rick Scott, Democrat Alex Sink has been able to take the lead for the first time in Quinnipac’s newest poll. Quinnipac (8/11-16) Alex Sink (D) 31 Bill McCollum (R) 29 Bud Chiles (I) 12 Someone else 2 Wouldn’t Vote 5 DK/NA [...]

FL Sen: What Is Going on in Florida? Ipsos and Mason-Dixon Have Very Different Answers

By: Monday August 16, 2010 11:48 am

Just over a week from the August 24 Florida primary, two polls show the Democratic Senate primary and the dynamics of the overall Senate race in very different shape. Mason-Dixon has Rep. Kendrick Meek with a huge lead over his billionaire opponent Jeff Greene, while Ipsos still has Greene with a modest lead. Mason-Dixon (PDF) [...]

What If People Actually Vote for Hard-Right, Tea Party Republicans?

By: Wednesday August 4, 2010 10:01 am

There has been much hope–or dread, depending on which party you support–that the embrace of arch-conservative and Tea Party-backed candidates in contest primaries could seriously cost the Republican Party several Senate seats this November. By my count, the GOP could lose at least five Senate race as a result of embracing a more conservative challenger [...]

FL Sen: Crist Remains Strong, Meek Remains… Meek

By: Friday July 30, 2010 12:42 pm

When governor Charlie Crist dropped out of the Republican primary, left his party and decided to run as an independent most people thought he did not stand much of a chance of winning. Yet since that time Crist has not only been able to consistently maintain a small lead and actually increase it slightly according [...]

Florida Races Become a Billionaire Boys’ Club

By: Thursday July 29, 2010 5:39 pm

The great state of Florida happens to have not one but two self-financed billionaire political novices running in primaries for top offices this year. Both are challenging veteran politicians with long histories in the state, and according to a new Quinnipiac poll, both have a double-digit lead over their opponents. On the Democratic side, billionaire [...]

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