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Daniel……NY Post (From Fox ) reporting Crist will turn Indie in his Florida Indie Run…..

Hello Folks!

We’ve BREAKING NEWS out of the Sunshine State (Florida). The New York Post (One of “The Dogs” Home Papers) just reported moments ago that Florida Governor Charlie Crist (R-FL) WILL INDEED LEAVE the Republican Candidate and run as “Independent Candidate” for the Senate Seat in Florida.

Stay tuned on this Developing Story.

Daniel G.

Update from the NY Post…..

APGov. Charlie Crist

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will leave the Republican party and run as an Independent in the Florida Senate race, Fox News reported Wednesday.

Crist is set to make an official announcement at 5 pm ET tomorrow in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The Florida governor has said that under no circumstances would he drop out of the race, saying he will do what is best for the voters of Florida.

Crist said that Republicans in Washington want him to stay in the Republican party but voters in Florida have told him they want him to run as an Independent., Fox News reported.

APGov. Charlie Crist

Speculation that the more moderate Crist would leave the Republican party had mounted in recent weeks as his Republican challenger, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio took a commanding lead in polls and received the endorsement of Republican heavyweights such as 2008 presidential hopefuls Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney and former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Crist was trailing Rubio 54 percent to 32 percent Wednesday, according to an average of polls by Realclearpolitics.com.

Crist’s decision to leave his party and run as an independent is not without precedent. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) lost his Democratic primary in 2006 to Ned Lamont before running as an Independent and winning in the general election.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/fla_gov_charlie_crist_will_run_senate_x0J36X88QDBNNhGXwC6RfP#ixzz0mPqzy1V1

Update…..

From the St. Petersburg Times Political Blog:

Crist’s declaration of independence coming in St Pete

So the word is out: Crist is telling key financial backers that he’s running for senate with no party affiliation. The announcement is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Straub Park in downtown St Petersburg. They’re expecting a small army of media, and it looks like Crist may have no Republican press staffers with him, and will rely on folks like local supporter Greg Truax and finance director Dane Eagle to deal with press inquiries.

His kick-off fundraiser is tentatively scheduled Fisher Island off Miami Beach, where his wife owns a a home.

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April 28, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates |

15 Comments »

  1. BREAKING Update:

    FOX NEWS confirms Crist to run as Independent

    http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/04/28/crist-to-run-as-independent-in-fl-sen-race/?test=latestnews

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 28, 2010 | Reply

  2. From the St. Petersburg Times Political Blog:

    Crist’s declaration of independence coming in St Pete

    So the word is out: Crist is telling key financial backers that he’s running for senate with no party affiliation. The announcement is scheduled for 5 p.m. in Straub Park in downtown St Petersburg. They’re expecting a small army of media, and it looks like Crist may have no Republican press staffers with him, and will rely on folks like local supporter Greg Truax and finance director Dane Eagle to deal with press inquiries.

    His kick-off fundraiser is tentatively scheduled Fisher Island off Miami Beach, where his wife owns a a home.

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 28, 2010 | Reply

  3. I’m NOT surprised, this is Crist’s ONLY shot at winning the Florida Senate race.

    But will the GOP retaliate by digging up all of the rumored dirt about the governor’s personal life ?

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 28, 2010 | Reply

  4. Not a good day for Meek off the bat…Maybe these two WILL split the vote!

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 28, 2010 | Reply

  5. james,

    If the St. Petersburg Times saying something you usually can take it to the bank.

    Meanwhile Political Wire and Cilizza’s Twitter have this:

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 28, 2010 | Reply

  6. Another One:

    http://dailycaller.com/2010/04/28/florida-republican-gov-charlie-crist-to-announce-independent-bid-for-senate/

    Just waiting on CNN or Politico.

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 28, 2010 | Reply

  7. Done deal……

    I didn’t think he’d go there….

    But in hind sight he had nowhere else to go…

    His numbers will drop from the poll numbers a few weeks ago….

    This whole race IS going to be crap shoot…

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 28, 2010 | Reply

  8. Wall Street Journal confirming as well on Crist’s Indie going

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704423504575212320310724084.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsForth

    I knew he would do it.

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 28, 2010 | Reply

  9. CNN now confirming also

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/04/28/crist.decision/index.html

    Man, what took these knuckleheads so long.

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 28, 2010 | Reply

    • No one wants to be wrong..dupped….

      Comment by jamesb101 | April 29, 2010 | Reply

  10. MSNBC, ABC, and even CBS didn’t even report Crist jumping as an Indy, but Meek is all but DEAD politically now.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 28, 2010 | Reply

    • I hope you’re wrong!

      Comment by jamesb101 | April 29, 2010 | Reply

  11. perhaps WE will see our very own Daniel G follow suit and become Independent

    what do you say Daniel?

    Comment by Timothy Leal | April 28, 2010 | Reply

  12. He, he, he…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 29, 2010 | Reply

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