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Crist reskeds special election due to Passover

by Dara Kam | November 25th, 2009

Gov. Charlie Crist moved the special election to replace U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler ahead a week after Jewish voters complained the original election would have taken place during Passover.

The Jewish holiday ends on April 6, the date Crist originally picked for the special election.

“Originally, the special general election was inadvertently scheduled during Passover, and out of respect to the Jewish community, the special general election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 13, 2010,” Crist’s office wrote in a memo announcing the new election date.

The special primary election in the heavily Jewish Congressional District 19 will still take place on Feb. 2.

State Sen. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, is considered the favorite to replace Wexler, who resigned to head the nonprofit Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation.

Deutch secured not only Wexler’s support but practically the entire South Florida Democratic delegation. He’s been endorsed by U.S. Reps. Ron Klein, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Alcee Hastings.

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15 Responses to “Crist reskeds special election due to Passover”

  1. Tim Says:

    This was entirely due to Republican candidate Edward Lynch’s work on the issue. It was only after his meeting with Gov. Christ on Monday of this week that the date was agreed to be changed. Mr. Lynch originally brought up the issue nearly three weeks ago to both the Gov. and the media (the Post included).

    I would note State Sen. Ted Deutch, who is Jewish, has made no comment on the issue. Way to go on supporting the Jewish people in your district Ted.

  2. Enough already Says:

    The post has outdone itself again. The Sun Sentinel gave credit where credit is due to Edward Lynch for bringing the issue up when no one else would.

  3. Jorja Says:

    What the hell is “reskeds?” It’s not in my dictionary! The word is “reschedules.” Yet another example of “slottering Englush.”

  4. WEX HEX Says:

    SOMEONE SHOULD SUE WEXLER FOR COSTING OUR STATE $1 MILLION BECAUSE HE WANTS A HIGHER PAYING JOB!!! THAT IS THE HEIGHT OF ARROGANCE AND SELFISHNESS.

    WEXLER SHOULD REPAY OUR STATE FOR HIS BREACH OF CONTRACT.

  5. ted Says:

    Good Riddance Wexler! Talk about someone who only cared about himself. Moved out of Florida and was still supposed to represent his “people”! What a hypocrite. Unfortunately his lemmings kept voting him in.

  6. Jon Green Says:

    Perhaps the man making the biggest noise and seeking the attention for changing the date, wasn’t the only man to make this an issue, just the one seeking applause for doing something anyone with any moral compass would do.

    That said, the date has been changed and an oversight rectified.

  7. JP Says:

    Reskeds? You pay people to write like this? Maybe I need to apply.

  8. fedup Says:

    What kind of word is “reskeds”? I am really tired of a newspaper that seems to be increasingly written by illiterate 19 year old drop outs. Don’t you even have editors anymore? And enough of the silly slang as well.

  9. Paul Ivice Says:

    “Gov. Charlie Crist moved the special election to replace U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler ahead a week after Jewish voters complained the original election would have taken place during Passover.”

    The writer says Crist moved the election ahead, which would mean sooner. He actually moved it BACK.

  10. Luckioqueen Says:

    whiney jews

  11. ELC Says:

    When a group of people follow their leaders like a pack of wolves-they deserve who they get. Wexler was no damn
    good from the beginning. He lied by saying he lived in Fla-yeh right!Then he
    wanted out to pursue other interests.
    He should pay for the re-election-he
    owes it to the people of Palm Beach
    County. Choo Choo Charlie wants to show
    he is a caring Politician-so he changes
    the date to vote. I thought that I read
    that Choo Choo’s wife is Jewish. Don’t
    you think she should have let him in on
    that-no good for Passover week?Than you
    have Ted Deutch who is Jewish and doesn’t say a thing-interesting???? Now
    what does resked mean?Never heard that
    one before.

  12. Boca Grande Says:

    Yet another sophomoric effort by the Post. Questionable grammar, questionable logic, and biased writing in support of their favorite candidate- Ted Deutch- who had nothing to do with bringing the matter to Governor Crist’s attention, but nonetheless gets the plugs and kudos from the Post’s cheerleaders. Nice job guys!

  13. Jackson Says:

    Again, I read about this crazy story at somebodyshouldask.com and decided to come here and give my opinion. I think we are going down a slippery slope with this. Crist could apologize without moving the date. Moving the date shows that religion takes first place over the government. That is not right.

  14. Adolf Says:

    If I had been allowed to finish the job the world would not have this problem.

  15. FLORIDAMAN Says:

    Ted D didnt say anything on purpose, the Jews who practice strictly enough to not vote on the holiday are almost all republicans, he’s not stupid. He will be no better then wexler was!!

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