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Charlie Crist

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    July 23, 2014

    Libertarian Adrian Wyllie Could Sink Charlie Crist's Campaign Hopes, Poll Finds

    Who the hell is Adrian Wyllie? Well, he's a military vet, an IT consultant and the host of a libertarian radio talk show in Pinellas County. He also might just be Charlie Crist's worst nightmare. That's because Wyllie is running for Florida governor on the Libertarian ticket and a new poll out thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    R.I.P. Gov. Reubin Askew: What Scott and Crist Can Learn From Our Greatest Governor

    Reubin Askew, the Democratic Governor who helped bring Florida into the modern age, died early this morning at the age of 85. Rated as one of the top ten governors of the 20th century by Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Askew's legacy still resonates throughout the state. He supported ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    Even Rick Scott's Internal Polls Show Him Losing to Charlie Crist

    In addition to the public polls touted by the news media, politicians have pollsters taking the public's pulse for their own internal campaign purposes. Usually when those internal polls get leaked to the press its because they're more favorable to the candidate than the independent media polls. We ... More >>

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    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. Too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    ...and Introducing Charlie Crist in His Debut Role as "Closet Case"

    Charlie Crist might be one of the most surprising leading men featured during this year's Tribeca Film Festival. No, he didn't find time to star as Brian Roberts in an imaginative remake of Cabaret, though we're sure the idea would be thrilling to him. Instead he's featured prominently in Outrage, a ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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.A few months after the latest slavery bust in Immokalee -- where the despicable N ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    As Predicted, Crist Loses CPAC Poll Horribly

    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 CPAC straw poll: "If Crist comes in anywhere else but near the bottom next to Giuliani an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

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

    It 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 simple man, or as Putney ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Charlie Crist's Ideas About The Stimulus May Not Be His Own, But At Least He Has Some

    Charlie Crist made some GOP eyes roll on Meet The Press this weekend when he declined to identify a national leader of the Republican Party. Instead he said that the people should lead the party, and that Obama is our only national leader. He's right. We wish some other Republicans would get the mem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 3, 2009

    Why Would Charlie Crist Want to Be a Senator Anyway?

    Charlie Crist officially announced he's going to keep us in suspense until May regarding whether he'll run for Senate or re-election as governor. This pretty much freezes up the Republican side of things until then. Rubio, Mack, and Buchanan can declare all they want, but nobody is going to be writi ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Crist Hasn't Decided if You'll Be Paying for His Inauguration Trip

    Charlie Crist took a pretty public drubbing for his summer jaunt to Europe that ended up costing taxpayers $430,000. You'd think he'd have learned his lesson. Crist will be heading to D.C. to attend the Obama's inauguration and hasn't yet decided if taxpayers will be footing the bill. Meanwhile, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Charlie Crist's Latest Supreme Court Pick is Boiling Conservative Blood For a Change

    Last month we did some caffiene-fueled theorizing about Gov. Charlie Crist's third Supreme Court appointment and wondered "Will Crist be able to satisfy both his seeming need for diversity and his record for pleasing the right wing in one candidate? ... Or will Charlie have to settle for a minority ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Dems' "Empty Chair Charlie" Strategy Is Empty-Headed

    Florida Dems, let us share a bit of well-known advice that helped your national party unseat a seemingly unbeatable Republican incumbent back in '92: It's the economy, stupid. After re-electing party chairwoman Karen Thurman this weekend, the state Democrats vowed to continue their crusade again ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    News Roundup

    Two Miami Beach men who used to work at Lehman Brothers are being charged with insider trading. [Herald]Attorney General Bill McCollum would very much like to see the Seminole Tribe stop offering blackjack and other illegal card games at their casinos. [SunSent]60% of Floridians view Jeb Bush favora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    News Roundup

    Oh great. The Judicial Nominating Committee may have given Charlie Crist the "diverse," ultra-right wing nominee he was looking for. [Naked Politics]Some hair salon filed a lawsuit to disband Miami's downtown development authority. [SFBJ]Some kid up in Hallandale decided to steal a hearse, only to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    They Delicately Fed Each Other Cake with Forks

    The St. Pete Times' Lucy Morgan was the only reporter invited to Charlie Crist's fairy-tale wedding, and here she is on Sayfie Reveiw's Power Play Internet teevee show talking about the ceremony. We get exciting new details such as the fact that Charlie did not end up with creamy white frosting on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    And Now Some Dumb Words from Your State Political Parties

    You know what is really, really hot right now? Governor corruption! Especially involving governors who are quite particular about their hair. So the Democratic Party of Florida decided to get in on this hot political meme by issuing a memo from spokesman Eric Jotkoff charging Charlie Crist with his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Could Crist's Love of Diversity Leave The Supreme Court Balanced?

    Charlie Crist is in the unprecedented position of chosing his third supreme court justice in his first term, with a fourth pick coming up in March. Four picks for a Republican Governor would, of course, swing the balance of power on a bench that conservatives have derided for years as one of the mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    St. Pete Times Has a Dangerous Case of Crist Wedding Fever

    Charlie Crist and his female love will only allow one reporter into the straight wedding of the century, and it's The St. Pete Times' Lucy Morgan. Fitting since the wedding is in St. Pete, but oh my god the Times has now come down with a heavy case of Crist Wedding Fever. Look at what they've done t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Charlie Carol = Tru Luv 4Eva

    The straight-people wedding of the century is this weekend, and our beloved Gov. Charlie Crist will marry this fancy New York socialite/whoopee cushion heiress, Carole Rome. Are the woman of Florida not good enough for you, Charlie? They have elected you. Has this woman ever elected you?The Tampa T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Amazing, Someone is Actually Protesting The Crist Wedding

    Riptide works on a self imposed quota system, and in order to meet our goals we have to make at least one "Charlie Crist is gay" joke a week. So it was only natural when reporting on Charlie Crist's upcoming nuptials to lay it on thick, especially while we were still fuming from the travesty of Amen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Only One Of These Men Has A Reason To Smile

    Republicans across the nation may, for some reason, prefer Sarah Palin over Charlie Crist in an imaginary primary, but Crist can take solace in knowing he's the most popular man in Florida. According to the latest numbers 68% of voters approve of Crist's handling of his job. 50% said they'd vote for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Charlie Crist Overshadowed

    Charlie Crist's orange-y skin tone proves he's not someone who's afraid of the bright lights, but he completely got overshadowed at the Republican Governor's Conference. A recent Ramussen poll, taken before the conference, showed Crist coming in dead last in a completely speculative competition fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Crist Prepares For His Constitutionally Protected Marriage

    TBO.com has the details for the Wedding. Of. The. Century. In just 29 days Gov. Charlie Crist will walk down the isle to marry a real life woman, Carole Rome. And just as we thought Crist was too busy picking out floral arrangements to help out Ol' John McCain's campaign. "He was extremely active ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Crist Asks For Federal Money After "Overwhelming" Fay

    Photo via ((april))'s flickr An unidentified South Florida man prepares for Fay, the storm that apparently overwhelmed state emergency officials, with grace and style. Notoriously non-fay Governor Charlie Crist has requested a disaster-area declaration (and the federal money that comes with it) to ... More >>

  • News

    July 17, 2008

    Sugar Deal Is Not So Sweet

    Charlie Crist gets a bogus hero medal for bailing out Big Sugar.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008

    It's Bike Month!

    This guy is just thrilled about bike month. Now, therefore I, Charlie Crist, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing March 2008 as Florida Bicycle Month – Gov. Charlie Crist. Thanks, Charlie – it’s a lot better than that State of the S ... More >>

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