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Fla.’s Kendrick Meek one of few Democrats to get public appearance from Al Gore…..But more are coming

It must be crazy for the Democrat’s….

Al Gore ‘s helping Kendrick Meek in Florida….

Ah, Didn’t Gore get burned with his comment’s on the Elon Gonzalez incident?

Well anyways….

He was mobbed after speaking……

Gore will go on to fundraise  for other Democrats in Ohio, Massachusetts, Colorado and New Jersey

Former vice president Al Gore this week returned to the state that sealed his political fate 10 years ago to try to breathe new life intoDemocratic Rep. Kendrick Meek’s struggling bid for Florida’s open Senate seat.

Gore delivered a full-throated populist assault on Republican economic and environmental policies at a raucous rally inside a labor union hall here late Thursday afternoon. But Democrats hoping the 2000 presidential nominee might carry that message to rally the party faithful in other battleground states might be out of luck.

This was only Gore’s second public political appearance this year; in July, he addressed the TennesseeDemocratic Party‘s Jackson Day event in his home town of Nashville. Gore is planning to headline private fundraisers for a handful of candidates, a source close to Gore said, but has not scheduled any other public rallies, though he might still add such get-out-the-vote events to his calendar.

Gore, who joined Meek at a private campaign fundraiser here on Thursday evening, has already raised money forSen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.). Later this month, the source said, he is scheduled to attend fundraisers for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), Rep. Betsy Markey (D-Colo.), Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) and Ohio Democratic Senate candidate Lee Fisher. Gore also will travel to New York to address a gala event for state Senate Democrats……More

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October 1, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Men, Politics, Travel, Updates | , | Leave a comment

Q poll……Crist +4 in Florida…..

From Talkandpolitics….


Qunnipiac Poll: Crist v. Rubio 37-33, Meek at 17.

Source.

June 9, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, TalkandPolitcs, Updates | , , , , | 12 Comments

Rasmussen……. Florida Senate…Crist 37%…..Rubio 37%….Meek 15%?

Wow……Meek is out and gone…

But this isn’t good news for Rubio……

Daniel should have more later…..

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Rubio and Crist each earning 37% of the vote, while Democratic hopeful Kendrick Meek trails with 15% support. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided.


June 9, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , | 2 Comments

Daniel…..Florida Senate: Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-FL) retakes lead in the Florida Senate Race, leads Governor Charlie Crist (I-FL) by 8 Points….

Hello Folks and Good Morning!

It appears the Bounce Florida Governor Charlie Crist (I-FL) received when he left the Republican Party is OVER.

According to a new Statewide Survey in the Sunshine State former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-FL) has retaken the lead and leads Crist now by 8 Points. Democrat U. S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (D-FL) with 18 % of the Vote.

Rasmussen Reports Survey

Florida Senate 2010

[ Crist, Rubio and Meek ]
Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R)  39 %
Incumbent Governor Charlie Crist (I)  31 %
U. S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (D)  18 %
Undecided  12 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.marcorubio.com/
http://charliecrist.com/
http://www.kendrickmeek.com/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  50 %
Disapprove  49 %

Governor Charlie Crist (I)

Approve  57 %
Disapprove  42 %

Analysis:

The Bounce is over for Crist and the Race is where it was before. Rubio will be the new United States Senator from the State of Florida.

Daniel G.

We’ll see….May I remind everyone we have 5 and 1/2 months left till November…..
The Dog

May 17, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , | 5 Comments

Independent Florida Governor Charlie Crist is happy man these days…….

Forget all the Bullshit the talking heads put out….

Crist leads in the polls for the Florida senate seat….

He doesn’t have to pick up the paper and see some ex-Republican slinging mud at him…

And he can speak to whoever he wants  and not have to worry about some party hack getting on his case about it…

Life is good….

Here’s a interview from the St. Petersberg Times ……..

Something peculiar is going on with Charlie Crist.

He’s on the cusp of losing public office, his lifelong party is attacking him mercilessly, and some of his closest friends are yanking their support now that he’s running for Senate as a nonpartisan candidate instead of a Republican. And yet even by the relentlessly cheerful standards of Gov. Crist, he seems even more upbeat and relaxed than ever.

“I’m very happy. I really am. Listen, I don’t know if I’ve ever enjoyed being a public servant as much as I have the past few weeks because I feel really in touch with where the people are,” the governor said in a wide-ranging talk with the St. Petersburg Timeseditorial board Thursday.

The decision to drop out of the Republican U.S. Senate primary was about political survival as much as anything, considering the polls showed him trailing Marco Rubio by more than 20 points. But Crist is now talking like a man liberated from the constraints of partisan orthodoxy.

What’s he think about President Barack Obama nominating Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court? “I think she’d do a great job,” said the candidate who last year opposed Justice Sonia Sotomayor when conservative activists were turning on him…..

More……..

If the Dog was in Florida he’d look seriously at Crist….. since his first choice….. Kendrick Meek …..is running a distant third…..

May 14, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , | 1 Comment

Daniel…..Florida Senate: Mason-Dixon confirms Rasmussen; Governor Charlie Crist (I-FL) leads by 6 Points…..

Hello Folks!

“THE BEST” State Pollster down in the Sunshine State finally released a Survey with Crist as Independent confirming the earlier Rasmussen Reports Survey from this week showing Florida Governor Charlie Crist (I-FL) clinging to a 6-Point lead.

Orlando Sentinel / Mason-Dixon Survey

Florida Senate 2010

The poll, done by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research for news clients, shows Crist with 38 percent among likely Florida voters.

Incumbent Governor Charlie Crist (I)  38 %

Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R)  32 %
U. S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (D)  19 %
Undecided  11 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://charliecrist.com/
http://www.marcorubio.com/
http://www.kendrickmeek.com/

Link:

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/may/06/061647/poll-no-party-crist-takes-early-lead-over-rubio-me/news-breaking/

Analysis:

This is BIG. Mason-Dixon confirming RAS. It really looks like Crist is in the lead here. I’m not that all surprised. We’ll see how long this will last. Nevertheless WE NOW HAVE A FIGHT on our hands. Let’s stand up. Donate to Marco. We can’t allow the Flip-Flopper to take away OUR SENATE SEAT.

Daniel G.

The Dog will now concede that baring anything major…this race is between Rubio and Crist…..

The Dog can live with a Crist win…Sorry Kendrick…..CD was right…you have no chance……..
A warning Here…..Crist is likely to a line himself with the Democrats if he wins………
Obama WILL go to bat for him……
Daniel I told ya Rubio is now stuck to the right…..

And we haven’t heard a peep from him for a while, huh?

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 9 Comments

Daniel….Florida Senate: First Independent Survey after Governor Charlie Crist (I-FL) declared his "Independence" shows him with a 4-Point lead over Republican Marco Rubio (R-FL)…

Hello Folks!

As you may know since yesterday I’m only doing Polling Summaries.

The one exception is today. This Race is WAY, WAY too important not to do a seperate Post.

We’ve the first truely Independent Survey out for the Florida Senate Race after Governor Charlie Crist (I-FL) declared his “Independence” and it shows the Governor is now leading a 3-way Race leading former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-FL) by 4 Points and U. S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (D-FL) by 21 Points.

Rasmussen Reports Survey

Florida Senate 2010

Incumbent Governor Charlie Crist (I)  38 %
Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R)  34 %
U. S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (D)  17 %
Undecided  11 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://charliecrist.com/
http://www.marcorubio.com/
http://www.kendrickmeek.com/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  47 %
Disapprove  53 %

Governor Charlie Crist (I)

Approve  62 %
Disapprove  38 %

Analysis:

Didn’t I tell “The Dog”???

I TOLD YA SO that Meek would be the BIG LOSER here and I was right.
Meek doesn’t have a SNOWBALL Chance of winning here now.

Daniel G.

Oh, Snap!…..

I hate it when you’re right Daniel!!!!

The votes are coming from Meek right now!.…..Ugh!

Well I’ll take a Indie Crist before a righty Rubio…..

May 4, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , | 11 Comments

Daniel….Florida Senate: First Independent Survey after Governor Charlie Crist (I-FL) declared his “Independence” shows him with a 4-Point lead over Republican Marco Rubio (R-FL)…

Hello Folks!

As you may know since yesterday I’m only doing Polling Summaries.

The one exception is today. This Race is WAY, WAY too important not to do a seperate Post.

We’ve the first truely Independent Survey out for the Florida Senate Race after Governor Charlie Crist (I-FL) declared his “Independence” and it shows the Governor is now leading a 3-way Race leading former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-FL) by 4 Points and U. S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (D-FL) by 21 Points.

Rasmussen Reports Survey

Florida Senate 2010

Incumbent Governor Charlie Crist (I)  38 %
Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R)  34 %
U. S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (D)  17 %
Undecided  11 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://charliecrist.com/
http://www.marcorubio.com/
http://www.kendrickmeek.com/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  47 %
Disapprove  53 %

Governor Charlie Crist (I)

Approve  62 %
Disapprove  38 %

Analysis:

Didn’t I tell “The Dog”???

I TOLD YA SO that Meek would be the BIG LOSER here and I was right.
Meek doesn’t have a SNOWBALL Chance of winning here now.

Daniel G.

Oh, Snap!…..

I hate it when you’re right Daniel!!!!

The votes are coming from Meek right now!.…..Ugh!

Well I’ll take a Indie Crist before a righty Rubio…..

May 4, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , | 11 Comments

Crist will support who he thinks is right……..

Florida Governor Charlie Crist with Florida first lady Carole Crist, left, announces that he will run as an independent for U.S. Senate at a news conference in St. Petersburg, Fla.

If elected Charlie Crist is clear that he will got with who he thinks is right on an issue…..

Clearly this an outreach to truly independent votes in Florida …and democratic ones also…

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (I) would not say Sunday which party he’d caucus with if elected to the Senate.

Crist, who left the Republican Party this week to pursue an independent bid for the state’s open Senate seat, said he would be open to voting for a Democrat as majority leader.

“I’ll caucus with the people of Florida,” Crist said during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Crist had vowed until this past week to run as a Republican, but abandoned that bid after polls showed his conservative primary challenger, former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, set to beat him in a Republican primary.


But the centrist governor said he might end up caucusing with neither party, unlike the Senate’s two current independents, Sens. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.), both of whom caucus with Democrats.

“I might not vote for either one,” Crist said of which party’s member he might support as majority leader. “I’m going to vote for who I think is going to be best for the people of Florida. If is happens to be a Democrat, so be it. If it happens to be a Republican, so be it.”

Crist framed his noncommittal response as being directed toward best representing Florida.

That of course in non-sense…since by doing so…. it would deprive Crist opf any chance of being appointed to a chair on any committee in the senate….

Which, of course would rob him of any spot light and extra bennies….

More……..

May 2, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Updates | , | 8 Comments

Kendrick Meek?…..

Ok…I ‘ve been pushing Meek in the Florida Senate race for sometime…

I always thought Rubio running right made things reachable for Meek…..

And I have to listen to Daniel about Rubio…. all the time…

With Crist going Indie….. what can I expect?

Well……

Mark Blumenthal over @ Pollester.Com has me smiling ……a little Bit…….

Why doesn’t Kendrick Meek get more respect?

For the last few months, when talk turns to Florida, political pundits have focused on the meteoric rise of Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist in the state’s Republican primary for Senate. And today, with a new poll from Quinnipiac University showing Rubio opening up “an elephant sized 56-33 lead” over Crist, the commentariat seems more taken with the possibility of Crist running as an independent. The same survey shows Crist with a not-quite-statistically-significant 32% to 30% lead over Rubio in a three-way race with Meek, trailing at 24%.

But largely lost in this discussion are two important findings: First, in the most likely match-up for the fall, Quinnipiac shows Rubio leading Kendrick Meek by just six percentage points (42% to 38%). That’s roughly the same margin as on the current trend estimate on our chart (43.7% to 38.5%). By that measure, Meek currently runs closer to his likely Republican opponent than do incumbent Democratic Senators Reid (NV), Lincoln (AR), and Specter (PA).

2010-04-15-Meek-vs-Rubio.png

Second, only about a quarter (26%) of the Florida voters surveyed by Quinnipiac currently know Meek well enough to rate him — 18% rate him favorably, 8% unfavorably. Rubio is better known (58% can rate him), but Meek has far more room to grow, and Rubio’s negatives are growing (36% favorable, 22% unfavorable). With four more months of a bruising primary battle still to come, that trend is likely to continue.

Consider some other factors that have gone largely unrecognized: Meek has so far raised a not-insignificant amount of money ($4.6 million as of December), and his campaign pulled off a bit of anhistoric first by qualifying for the ballot by collecting over 140,000 petitions rather than paying a $10,000 fee,

And then there is this potential wild card: Meek can make far bigger history by being the first African American elected Senator in Florida (and in the South since Reconstruction)…….

More……..

April 29, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , | 4 Comments