Florida Senate: Crist Expected to Announce Independent Bid


Governor Charlie Crist (R-FL) is “expected to announce Thursday in St. Petersburg that he will run as an independent candidate for Florida’s open U.S. Senate seat,” the St. Petersburg Times reports.

Crist’s nonpartisan bid would allow him to forego an anticipated thrashing by former House Speaker Marco Rubio in the GOP primary and pave the way for a potentially competitive three-way contest against Rubio as the likely GOP nominee and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami as the likely Democrat. That means Florida’s next senator could be elected Nov. 2 with as little as 34 percent of the vote, upending the usual quest for mass appeal in an increasingly diverse state of 11 million voters.

(credit image – associated press)

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One response to “Florida Senate: Crist Expected to Announce Independent Bid

  1. John Allred

    I would even vote for Charlie Crist for President or any office he selects to run for in the future BUT if he goes independent for his own satisfaction instead of for the Nation’s best interest…..I WOULD NOT EVEN VOTE FOR HIM TO BE DOG CATCHER.

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