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Can indie Crist rekindle that 2007 Democratic love?

by George Bennett | April 30th, 2010

Former Democratic Rep. and condo icon Robert Wexler with formerly Republican Gov. Charlie Crist at a 2007 bipartisan lovefest west of Delray Beach.

Former Democratic Rep. and condo icon Robert Wexler with formerly Republican Gov. Charlie Crist at a 2007 bipartisan lovefest west of Delray Beach.

Remember when Republican Gov. Charlie Crist basked in south-county Democratic love for championing Democratic U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler’s call for paper ballots to replace electronic voting?

Some key Palm Beach County Democrats say Crist’s new independent bid for U.S. Senate could peel away Democratic votes from Dem frontrunner Kendrick Meek in the fall.

And the Democrat-oriented Public Policy Polling firm speculates that Crist, despite his Republican history, could take more votes from Meek than he does from presumptive Republican Senate nominee Marco Rubio.

“There are going to be a lot of races this year where a Republican leaning third party candidate would do Democrats a lot of good. The Florida Senate race is not going to be one of them. If Charlie Crist’s independent run has any impact on Kendrick Meek’s chances of winning it’s likely to be negative,” says a PPP blog post.

One Response to “Can indie Crist rekindle that 2007 Democratic love?”

  1. Ed Fulop Says:

    And there’s another photo for Marco Rubio’s next campaign commercial. Maybe he’ll put it side by side with the ol’ Obama hug.

    I haven’t seen anyone light their own careers on fire this successfully since, well . . . . Tiger Woods.

    –e

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