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The Wall Street Journal Wonders What’s Ahead For Charlie Crist

Crist Crossed – WSJ.com

When Mr. Crist threw his hat into the race for retiring Sen. Mel Martinez’s seat, the economic populist was instantly embraced by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Mr. Crist had a great brand name, great approval ratings as Florida’s governor, and a lot of money. But that was then. Unemployment has surged in Florida. The shine is coming off Mr. Crist’s stellar ratings — a recent survey showed only 42% of likely voters thought he was doing an excellent or good job. Meanwhile, Mr. Rubio has been climbing in the polls and has won nearly a dozen county GOP straw polls, which means he has juice with the people who actually vote in Florida’s closed Republican primary.

All this may sound vaguely similar to what happened in New York State…

Is Charlie Crist The Next Moderate On The Right-Wing Hit List?

No matter what the final outcome, the NY-23 race has changed the game for Republican primaries. Conservatives across the country are now in a search for the next Dede Scozzafava, the establishment GOP nominee Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman was able to defeat by convincing rank-and-file Republicans to leave the candidate their party’s leaders had chosen.

In Florida, Marco Rubio’s campaign says conservatives have found their new Dede in Gov. Charlie Crist.

Is Charlie Crist The Next Moderate GOPer On Right-Wing Hit List? | TPMDC

Florida Stuff

Killer of 4 on Fla. turnpike gets death sentences – Breaking News – MiamiHerald.com

Florida’s first federal death sentence in decades has been imposed on a man convicted of gunning down a family of four in a drug dispute.

Political dominoes begin to fall in FL – First Read – msnbc.com

The dominoes are now starting to fall with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s (R) announcement that he will run for the Senate.

Jim Mandich says “toes are tingling’ over Jason Taylor’s return to Miami Dolphins

Jason Taylor is back with the Miami Dolphins, and my toes are tingling — a great move for the Dolphins.

Old No. 99 is immediately the most popular Dolphin once again. Is there still gas in his tank? Bill Parcells thinks there is.