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Charlie Crist

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Conservatives Dream About Charlie Crist Dropping Out of Senate Race

    The steady stream of right wingers trying to rain of Charlie Crist's parade continues, with some conservative have wet dreams of Crist switching races and retreating back to re-election to his Governor's seat.The chatter started with The Herald's political blog reporting that one, unnamed Crist supp ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Crist Asks For A Grand Jury Investigation Into South Florida Shenanigans

    Memo to Miami politicos with dirt under your fingernails: It's time for that midnight flight to Bolivia. Just do it now.​The FBI fired the first warning shots earlier this month, busting three Broward politicians for corruption. Now, Gov. Charlie Crist wants a wide-ranging grand jury probe into th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Is Charlie Crist Indoctrinating Our Children With Bland Moderatism?

    ​Normally politicians' Twitters are horrendously boring things. Dan Gelber's is no exception, except for about a minute ago when the state senator from Miami Beach and attorney general candidate roasted Charlie Crist, and in effect, RPOF chair Jim Greer.​​Crist visited Toussaint L'ouverture El ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek Simply Do Not Care for This LeMieux Character

    ​Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek have only a few things in common: They're both running for Senate. They'll both likely face Charlie Crist. They'll both likely lose to him. And now they both don't very much like George LeMieux's status as newly minted senator. Politically, this is just abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    News Roundup

    A bunch of protesters came out this weekend against health care reform, and Charlie Crist called the bill a "cockamamie" idea. [CBS4]Erik Fresen, a Miami-are Rep who wants to be speaker of Florida's house one day, is facing foreclosure. [Herald]Heat player MIchael Beasley got what is probably the st ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Two More Names Officially Added to Senate Shortlist

    ​Lincoln Diaz-Balart dropped out of contention yesterday, so Gov. Charlie Crist will interview two more possible candidates for Florida's temporary senator: Rep. Jennifer Carroll and University of North Florida President John Delaney. Carroll's name was first mentioned last week, and she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Mel Martinez Will Resign

    ​Woah, boy. Grumpy Sen. Mel Martinez has apparently had enough of this "serving the people" stuff. Several sources report he will resign, possibly as early as today. His term would expire in early 2011, and he had previously promised to serve the rest of it. But the race to replace him had already ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Who Will Charlie Crist Appoint to Replace Mel Martinez?

    Charlie Crist has the power​As long as I live, I don't think Florida will see a more chaotic election cycle than 2010. Now, Mel Martinez has thrown in another twist by resigning early, leaving the decision to pick his appointment to Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running to replace Martinez himself. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Connie Mack Won't Take Senate Gig, But Clay Shaw Jr. Will

    The Florida Political blogosphere has exploded with Mel Martinez Madness, and the main symptom is wildly wondering who will replace him. We already put in our two cents, but here's the latest updates. Charlie Crist further confirms he won't appoint himself, but will have someone picked out by t ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Volusia County GOP Censures Charlie Crist

    ​Some of the county-level Repulican party organizations have been mumbling not-so-nice things about Gov. Charlie Crist, but yesterday the Volusia County GOP passed a motion censuring him. Among Crist's crimes: Appointing Democrats to political positions, appointing so-called liberal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Outrage Screening Twice in Miami This Month

    Outrage -- the documentary by Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick that explores the world of closeted homosexual politicians and casts Florida governor and Senate candidate Charlie Crist as its leading man -- is set to screen twice locally this month. The Miami Beach Cinematheque will p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Crist, Meek Each Bring in About $3 Million for Senate Race; Rubio Closer to $300k

    Campaign fundraising filings for the quarter that ended last week are due to the FEC next week. No candidate in the race to replace Sen. Mel Martinez has officially released numbers, but a report by the Hill claims Republican Gov. Charlie Crist and Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek are each expecte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Palin and Crist Played Phone Tag

    via Wiki CommonsCould Charlie Crist have been tempting Sarah Palin to through her two cents into the Republican primary for senate? Records show that the two tried to speak on the phone a few days before Crist announced his Senate bid, and ABC seems to think Charlie might have been seeking an endors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Daily Kos Has Wet Dream About Charlie Crist Coming Out as a Democrat

    Markos 'Kos' Moulitsas of The Daily Kos has a dream that one day Charlie Crist will do some soul searching, look deep inside himself, and finally come out ...as a Democrat. And it will all be Marco Rubio's fault. See, Marco Rubio is calling upon the dark forces of the right wing --the wingnut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Super-Hot Senate Poll Action: No One Likes Corrine Brown

    Mason-Dixon released another Senate poll, and like every single 2010 Florida Senate poll before it, it finds Charlie Crist is far and away the frontrunner. Ninety-seven percent recognize Crist's name, and 49 percent of regular voters find him favorable. Marco Rubio is raising his statewide name reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Anitere Flores in the Mix as Potential Lt. Gov.

    via AnitereFlores.orgFlores with a voter. We figured the best solution to the Marco Rubio "situation" was for the GOP to tack him on as Bill McCollum's running mate to quell any anger amongst the conservative wing for the party bending over backwards for Charlie Crist in the senate primary.&nbs ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Charlie Crist Gives a Little Thought to Jim Morrison's Public Exposure

    Forty years ago at the (soon to be demolished) Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove Jim Morrison, a man who became famous for his music when he wasn't busy be addicted to drugs and alcohol, allegedly attempted to masturbate on stage and got slapped with public exposure charges. He was se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Club for Growth Calls Crist a Closet Communist

    Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative group that helped push Sen. Arlen Specter into the Democratic Party with the threat of a primary challenge, sure does not like Gov. Charlie Crist. Now that ol' Arlen is gone from the party, Crist might be the group's number one GOP target. This month, Club f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Dan Gelber Enters Attorney General Race

      Running for U.S. Senate against Charlie Crist isn't an enviable task, and when you're not even guarenteed to win the primary, it's probably a smart move to get out. That's what state Sen. Dan Gelber (D-Miami Beach) did, and now he has changed lanes and entered the attorney general's race. All he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Crist Doesn't Want to Deal in Cheney Hypotheticals, Thank You Very Much

    The Herald's Marc Caputo was wondering if Dick Cheney ever crawled out of the hyperbolic chamber that keeps him alive in the torture dungeon basement of his demon castle, located somewhere southwest of Hell, and decided to campaign on Charlie Crist's behalf in the Senate race, would Charli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Charlie Crist's Lame Attempt To Distance Himself From Obama

    When Charlie Crist stood on stage with President Obama in February I wonder if Crist had any idea that he'd actually be running for Senate. As a popular incumbent running for re-election the political risk would be lessened. Well, the risk of standing with a popular, newly elected pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Crist Cruising Competition, McCollum Favored Over Sink

    via azwaldo's flickrPolls are very, very meaningful and exciting. The picture of the 2010 races aren't even in perfect focus yet, but that doesn't mean it's too early for a poll. Mason-Dixon unleashed their first poll post-Crist-for-Senate announcement, and things don't look too good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Let's Play Identity Politics For a Moment

    So after the NRSC endorsed Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio in the Republican Senate primary, a lot of people implied it was a snub to Hispanics. We thought this was silly. Crist has won three statewide campaigns in a row, is an extremely popular governor, and has a national profile. He's going to win ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    How Will Charlie Crist Stay So Tan in DC?

    It is an open secret amongst the Florida political establishment that Gov. Charlie Crist has a penchant for tanning. While the mainstream press often shies away from openly discussing the issue, Crist's hidden tanning habit is explored in detail in Kirby Dick's new movie Outrage: The Hidden Story of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Charlie Crist Makes It Official: He's Running for Senate

    Charlie Crist has always been a winner. Big, big news! Charlie Crist has joined Twitter! Well, he also announced his intention to run for Florida's open Senate seat in 2010, but everyone has known that for months. But as of 9:12 this morning, it's official. Crist made the announcement through a pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Rubio's First Attack Ad: Look, Here's A Picture of Crist with Obama

    Yesterday, Marco Rubio unveiled the first attack ad on his Republican primary opponent, Charlie Crist. The imagery is a slow, trippy reveal of a picture of Crist with President Obama, while an ominous narrator straight out of a dark fairy-tale movie paints the stimulus package that Crist supported i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Charlie Crist Expected To Announce Senate Bid Tomorrow

    In the past month the idea that Charlie Crist would run for Senate has gone from hot political rumor to almost foregone conclusion, and news broke this weekend that it is indeed fact. Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer told the Pensacola News Journal last night that Crist will annou ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    Charlie Crist: LA Weekly Cover Boy?

    Our corporate cousins out in Lala-land ran their review of Outrage, a new documentary that explores the culture of closeted homosexual politicians and gives special attention to our own Governor Charlie Crist, and made it their cover story this week.  Gee, one of the cover boys certainly l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Marco Rubio Enters a Race He Will Never Win

      So, former Speaker of the House Marco Rubio has decided to officially enter the Senate race, whether or not Charlie Crist runs. He announced his candidacy on YouTube (how charmingly 2005), and if it wasn't already clear, he's painting himself as the conservative underdog. He talks about how "fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Why Are The Democrats Attacking Obama's Favorite Partner in Hose Grabbing?

    I kind of hate when I touch on some point in a throw away joke in a blog entry, and then a little bit later someone with the gift of time, experience and editors makes the same point in a really intriguing, well thought out way. Yesterday, while commenting on the DSCC's early attack ad against Charl ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Dems Unveil First Florida Attack Ad of 2010

    The Democrats are ready to paint Charlie Crist as a political escape artist, even before he officially announces whether he will run for Senate. This ad will begin running in the state capital tomorrow. "The DSCC obviously knows they're in trouble in Florida, because this reeks of desperation. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Connie Mack IV Will Not Run for Senate in State He Barely Lives In

    If Charlie Crist does not run for Senate, Marco Rubio is officially the luckiest man on Earth. Rep. Connie Mack IV (né Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV), who pulled in decent numbers during early polling mainly because he shares a name with his father, former Sen. Connie Mack III, has decided not t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Conservatives May Want Rubio To Challenge Crist in Senate Primary

    You would think the Republican party would start trying to find ways to be a more inclusive group. Instead, operating under the assumption that when the democrats make one major screw up, voters will have only one choice to turn to: a newly, ideologically pure Republican party. Now, The Tampa Tribun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    This Week in 2010 Speculation: Sink for Gov, Crist Still Mum on Senate

    It seemed like a foregone conclusion just a few months back that Gov. Charlie Crist would run for a relatively easy re-election. Then in November, the Republicans in Washington got their asses handed to them, and whenever Minnesota decides to get its shit together, the Democrats in the Senate will h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Another Travel Controversy!

    via Moaksey's FlickrWhen news broke that Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp had a pricey travel habit footed by taxpayers, we thought it was suspicious it came only a few weeks after rumors began circulating that Gov. Charlie Crist might be thinking of resigning to run for Senate in 2010, leaving the gover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    The Week That Was

    The Herald started out its week on various death lists, cut 175 people (including one on her birthday), and left people questioning whether Miami will even have a daily paper anymore. Meanwhile, one of the paper's more infamous famous employees landed a job, because there is no justice in the world. ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Crist's Latest Supreme Court Pick Has Wingnuts Upset, Again

    Back in December, we wondered out loud if Charlie Crist's love of diversity would leave the Supreme Court with a more balanced ideological outlook. That seems to be pretty much what happened. Last year, the Governor found himself in the unprecedented ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Yes, Those Are Slaves On The Steps of The Florida Capitol Today

    If you happen to wander by the Capitol on your daily stroll around Tallahassee today, yes, that is in fact a truck full of farm workers being beaten into unpaid slave labor right on the steps of the Florida Legislature.New Times photoHaitian farm workers in HomesteadA few months after the latest sla ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    As Predicted, Crist Loses CPAC Poll Horribly

    via sky820's flickrSomething that actually appeared at this Carnival, CPAC, last year. So maybe this took about as much insight as it would to predict that Rosie O'Donnell wouldn't win Ms. America, but it still feel good to be right. Friday we had this to say of Ol' Charles Crist's chances in the CP ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Michael Putney: Charlie Crist Is Kinda Like a Mentally Challenged Gardener

    A still from Being ThereIt is all Charlie Crist all the time here on Riptide today, because, sigh, nothing else is going on.  Local 10's top politico Michael Putney took to The Herald today and proclaimed Charlie Crist reminds him of Chance the Gardener from the 1976 film Being There. Chance is a s ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    News Roundup

    Oh, ZBT the UM frat caught up in another drug mess has been temporarily suspend. Police said pot and a pill for ADHD treatment (adderall?) were sold at the house. [JustNews]A Charlie Crist adviser,  Alan Mendelsohn, is linked to one of these many, many ponzi schemes. [Pulp]Marc Sarnoff is the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Every Wingnut Hates Crist

    Charlie Crist, our new official Republican Boyfriend, was on Meet The Press this weekend carrying on his love affair with the stimulus package. Meanwhile, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, also known as 1/3 of Ronald Reagan's soul-equivalent (Reagan, as most historians agrees, was indeed soulless) re ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Crist Could Be Elected Ms. Florida if He Wanted, but Floridians Like Him as Gov

    Oh, that Charlie Crist -- he's so popular. Quinnipiac, always interested in exactly how popular, finds that Charlie can be pretty much elected to anything he wants. But 41 percent of Floridians prefer he seeks re-election as governor, compared to 22 percent who would like to see him run for Senate. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Always First in 'Charlie Crist is Gay' Humor

    Well damn it. There I was sitting in the press pool with all these very important political journalists, I held back on one or two jokes during today's live blog. Afterall, other journalists were greeting me with "How, was the flight in?" I couldn't respond with, "actually I just drove over here to ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Get Ready to Care About Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp

    Did anyone really care about Lt. Gov Jeff Kottkamp before, say, a few weeks ago? You know, when those rumors surfaced that Charlie Crist might resign to run for Senate, leaving Kottkamp as our 45th governor. All of a sudden, media attention bumped up ever so slightly. The Sun-Sentinel did a little d ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Rumors: Martinez Might Not Keep Charlie Crist's Senate Seat Warm Until 2010

    Let's skip through the 2010 Senate rumor mill, shall we? Mel Martinez does not know exactly how he got into this horrible Senate job, and he allegedly wants to leave it as soon as possible. Roll Call reports Martinez is considering bowing out early -- and that Charlie Crist is seriously consideri ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    News Roundup

    The National GOP wants Charlie Crist to run for Senate. [Hill]Ex-FBI agent John Connolly gets 40 years for his role in a mob murder. [Herald]Beware the dreaded lube ring thieves. [CBS4]With the Orange Bowl demolished, where will we have our official Fidel Castro death party? [CBS4]Burger King hired ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Crist-for-Senate Rumors Just Made 2010 a Lot More Confusing

    Up until yesterday, it seemed the full picture for the Senate election in 2010 would come into focus soon, when rumored candidates including Republicans Bill McCullom and Marco Rubio as well as Democrat Alex Sink made their intentions clear. Well, now with The Hill reporting that National Republica ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    Budget-Slashing Session Takes Aim at Education

    Florida's capitol has been completely controlled by Republicans for the past ten years, and with that regime has come tax cut after tax cut after tax cut. Jeb Bush cut taxes by $12.2 billion during his terms, with half of those savings going toward the wealthiest 4.5 percent. Charlie Crist earlier t ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Is There a Major Bush vs. Crist Feud Brewing?

    Tucked away in the RedState.com post we linked to earlier is this delicious little nugget: "Charlie Crist has been on a roll lately undermining conservatives. Behind the scenes, he is trying to drum up opposition to Jeb Bush's Senate run, not because he doesn't want another Bush, but because he wan ... More >>

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