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Charlie Crist

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    August 26, 2010

    Marco Rubio Takes 10 Point Lead in First Post-Primary Poll

    It seemed for a while that Charlie Crist's gamble by going Independent might have paid off as he lead many recent polls. However, Rasmussen Reports has released the first poll taking after Tuesday's primaries and it shows the now official Republican nominee Marco Rubio with a 10 percent lead, and on ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    If Republicans Lose Both Governor and Senate Races, Is the Tea Party to Blame?

    via OnePennySheet​Back in early 2009 it seemed that Charlie Crist was a guarantee to win the Senate race as a Republican, and Bill McCollum had the edge in the Governors race. Now the latest Quinnipiac poll shows that GOP candidates are trailing in both the Senate and Governors race. What happened ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp Will Endorse Marco Rubio, Hasn't Spoken to Charlie Crist in Months

    Kottkamp (right) and Crist (left) in happier times with some old guy, we think Sarah Palin's grandpa.​Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp will betray the man who helped raise the former Ft. Myers-area state rep from political obscurity to, um, political semi-obscurity by announcing he's endorsing Marco Rubio f ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Charlie Crist Holds 11-Point Lead in Senate Race

    A young Charlie Crist being awarded his guarantee as Florida's next senator way back in Nineteen Seventy-Something. It has been fated.​When Charlie Crist announced his candidacy for Senate, everyone kind of threw up their hands and thought, Well, guess ol' Charlie is gonna be our next senator. But ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    If Jeff Greene Wins Primary, Democrat Establishment Might Tacitly Embrace Charlie Crist

    The impetus for the latest Politico article about the Florida senate race must have gone something like this: "Hey, you know that Jeff Greene guy who's spending $40 million to buy the Democratic Senate nomination -- he's kind of creepy with a bit of a shady background, right? And Charlie Crist ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Charlie Crist Caught Looking at Real Female's Ass

    ​When we first saw it, we so desperately wanted to show you this picture of our governor, Charlie Crist, looking at the be-thonged buttocks of a lady on Miami Beach yesterday, but, you know, copyrights and all of that. But here now is a fair-use thumbnail of the cover of tbt* (*Tampa Bay Time ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp No Longer Has Mustache or Sense of What He's Supposed to Be Doing as Lieutenant Governor

    Where has Kottkamp's Mustache gone?​Besides the monumentally important task of sitting around and waiting for the Governor to die, the Lt. Governor of Florida has very few duties actually spelled out by law. Usually the Lt. Gov and Gov work closely, but ever since Charlie Crist announced ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Charlie Crist Now Supports Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    ​Gov. Charlie Crist, who it should be noted is no stranger to people snooping around trying to figure out his sexuality, says he would now be "inclined" to support repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. It's just the latest shift that separates Crist from his former par ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Charlie Crist Sued By Talking Heads' David Byrne

    ​Gov. Charlie Crist is being sued by the Talking Heads' David Byrne for copyright infringement, and no it's not for rocking the same style of gentlemanly premature white hair. Crist's campaign used the Talking Heads song "Road to Nowhere" in an attack ad against Marco Rubio without bothering to ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Polls: Rubio Regains Lead, Apparently Any Republican Can Beat Alex Sink

    Do you even recognize these candidates? ​Hey, Democratic Party of Florida, you do realize that you're supposed to win elections don't you? You're aware that President Obama won this state in 2008, and that you have a pretty hefty voter registration advantage over Republicans? You know that your ma ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Charlie Crist Hints at Vetoing Controversial Abortion Bill

    via The Glow Box​When news broke that Charlie Crist would run for Senate as an independent, it was speculated that he'd spend the rest of his term as governor issuing a few controversial vetoes that would separate him from the Republican party. He already did so with the education bill, and is now ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Crist Ad Surfaces on White Pride Site

    ​"We created this civilization -- by 'we,' I mean the whites." So says Gordon Baum, the CEO of the Council of Conservative Citizens -- the CCC, for short. "Our local chapters would probably support a referendum to ban inter-racial marriage, I would speculate," he says in a New Times interview. ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    RPOF Sells Charlie Crist Oil Painting for $7,700

    via eBay​When Charlie Crist announced he'd be leaving the Republican Party of Florida, the RPOF realized it had no more use for its fancy, slightly awkward-looking oil painting of the governor that used to hang in party headquarters. So, like a crazy ex who desperately wants the world to know they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Are Democrats Trying to Woo Charlie Crist?

    Hello, Hello, Baby, you called? I can't hear a thing​After Charlie Crist announced he'd seek Florida's open senate seat as an independent earlier this week his former party immediately begin trashing him. Oddly, the most powerful democrat in the Senate called to offer his congratulations. The ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    New Poll: Charlie Crist Leads Senate Race By Four Points

    Will Crist come out on top in this Senate threeway, or is it just a temporary bump?​Party? Charlie Crist don't need no stinking party. The first major poll conducted since the Governor announced he'd seek election to the Senate with no party affiliation is out, and Crist leads republican Marco Rub ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Pictures of Charlie Crist Allegedly Snorting Cocaine Hit eBay

    ​The Republican Party of Florida is acting like a woman scorned after Charlie Crist veered a little too far "to the left" for Tea Party activists' tastes. So they sent him packing with everything he owns in that box to the left. But everything they bought -- please, Charlie -- don't touch. That's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Betrayal: Sen. George LeMieux Says He'll Support Rubio over Crist

    ​Talk about betrayal! Sen. George LeMieux says the he'll support the Republican nominee over his old friend Charlie Crist: "I will support our Republican nominee and will continue to do everything I can both in Florida and across the country to increase the number of Republicans in the United ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Abortion Bill Requiring Ultrasounds Passes Florida House

    a first trimester ultrasound image​After Democrats shut down the body yesterday and hours of heated debate (during which young children were advised to leave the chamber) the Florida House has approved controversial language in a health care bill concerning abortion. During the debate, one member ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    What Charlie Crist Can Learn From Jesse Ventura and Other Successful Independents

    ​Charlie Crist is set to announce his intention to run as an independent for Florida's open Senate seat today. Independent politicians are incredibly rare in America's two-party system. An independent win is even rarer, though not unprecedented. So Crist's venture isn't completely uncharted. Here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Crist Runs as an Independent: The Live Blog

    ​Any moment now Florida Governor Charlie Crist is expected to announce that he's running as an independent for Senate. A crowd full of reporters and supporters have gathered at Straub Park in St. Pete, Fl to hear his announcement. We're watching CNN where Wolf Blitzer says they'll be covering it l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Crist to Declare an Independent Run for Senate at 5 p.m. Tomorrow, Fox Says

    Update: Fox News reports Charlie Crist will announce he's running for Senate as an independent. ​Crist will make the announcement at 5 p.m. tomorrow in St. Petersburg's Straub Park. He'll drop out of the Republican primary and jump into the race as an independent. Chris Cillizza at the W ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Would Charlie Crist Caucus With Democrats if Elected as Independent?

    ​Governor Charlie Crist is now publicly acknowledging that he's considering pulling out of the Republican primary for the senate seat and running as an independent. But in classic Crist style he's remaining vague on the details, and won't even promise that if elected he'd caucus with the Republica ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Charlie Crist May Come to Fisher Island to Kick Off Independent Bid

    ​Charlie Crist is rumored to make a big announcement concerning his campaign for Senate this Thursday, and while no one has 100 percent confirmed it, it's anticipated that he'll declare his intentions to run as an independent. That announcement will likely be made in his home town of St. Pete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Dick Cheney's Apocalyptic Endorsement of Marco Rubio

    ​To hear former Vice President Dick Cheney tell it, if Florida voters don't elect Marco Rubio as our next senator, we'll soon live in a socialistic hellhole where terrorist attacks are scheduled every hour on the hour. Yes, the scariest vice president in history officially endorsed Rubio ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Charlie Crist Chatter: He's Either Running Indie or Dropping Out

    ​Will Charlie Crist buck the two-party system and run as an independent in the face of declining poll numbers against Marco Rubio? Everyone seems to think so. Speculation is so rampant that President Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, was questioned about it this morning. (He sa ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    New Poll: Crist Would Win in Three-Way Race

    ​Republican voters may be wild over Marco Rubio, but a new Quinnipiac poll shows that no matter what the situation Charlie Crist would be a more viable general election candidate. In fact, if he decided to run as an independent he leads in the polls. Which doesn't do anything to hush those rumors ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Gov. Charlie Crist Vetoes SB6

    ​Gov. Charlie Crist has vetoed the Jeb Bush-backed, controversial SB6. The education bill would have eliminated tenure for newly hired teachers, and would have tied a portion of teachers' salaries to test score results."I say we must start over. This bill has negatively affected the morale of our ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Charlie Crist's Run as an Independent Could Begin By Vetoing SB6

    ​The deadline to officially register to run for Senate is coming up, and speculation that Gov. Charlie Crist could shift out of the difficult Republican primary against Marco Rubio and run as an independent has reached a fever pitch. Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that Crist is being advis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Giuliani Endorses Rubio To Spite Backstabber Crist, Campaigns in Coral Gables Today

    Marco Rubio announced Friday that Rudy Giuliani endorsed his campaign for Senate. The two will be campaigning today in Coral Gables.​The political press has interpreted this as a snub of the governor, since Charlie Crist endorsed John McCain for president in 2008. Not one, not two, but a million ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Gov. Crist's Security on Alert After Anti-Gov't Group Sends Threatening Letters

    Gov. Charlie Crist's security team is on alert this afternoon after an anti-government group called "Guardians of the free Republics" (sic) sent threatening letters. They aren't just nut-job anti-government extremists -- they're also terrible at capitalizing properly in their propaga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Marco Rubio Will Not Stop Until Every Floridian Has Seen Charlie Crist With Obama 1000 Times

    ​Yesterday we showed you Charlie Crist's first television ad for his floundering bid for the US senate. It's an attack ad against his tea bagging superstar Republican rival Marco Rubio. Well, now Rubio has produced two ads of his own, and his campaign plans to buy up the 15 seconds before and ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Crist Campaign Used Party Credit Cards, Too

    ​Charlie Crist has been hemming and hawing about Marco Rubio's "questionable" spending on the Republican Party of Florida's American Express cards, saying stupid things about back waxes and "true conservatives." So naturally, campaign finance reports show that Crist's campaign also charged money o ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Charlie Crist Airs First Attack Ad Against Marco Rubio

    Charlie Crist keeps free-falling in the Republican Senate primary, but he's not going down without a fight. He has a sizable war chest, and the campaign's first attack ad against Marco Rubio is set to air with a "sizable buy" of air time. If you can't wait to see it dozens of times during the commer ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    DNC Jumps on Back Wax Gate With Web Ad

    The Democratic National Committee couldn't keep its paws off Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist's war of the wax, and produced this "rapid response" web ad to basically paint the Republican primary race as a giant mess of unadulterated silliness.

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    March 10, 2010

    Senate Poll: Meek Has a Shot Against Rubio, Crist's Best Shot Is as an Independent

    ​Public Policy Polling is back today with its full-fledged Florida Senate general election polling, and it's more or less bad news for Charlie Crist.Yesterday it was announced PPP's new numbers show Crist losing the Republican primary by a whopping 32 points. In fact, as the numbers stan ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio In War of the Man Hugs

    Because Floridians honor the age old tradition of democracy so-so much, the current race for the state's open Senate seat now revolves around pictures of embarrassing man hugs. This truly was our founding fathers' dream.​On your left you'll find a picture Florida Governor Charlie Crist embracing t ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Charlie Crist Agrees to Two Nationally Televised Debates Update: Marco Wants Fox First

    ​If there was any doubt that Florida's Republican primary has become one of the marquee elections of 2010, it ought to be eliminated as Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio are now likely to face off in not one, but two nationally televised debates.The Buzz reports that not only has Crist agreed to face ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Charlie Crist Opposes Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell; the Jokes Just Write Themselves

    Breaking news: Charlie Crist 100 percent supports the idea of homosexuals having to hide or suppress their orientation in order to pursue their chosen career.In his State of the Union, President Obama promised to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the policy that prevents queer folk from serving openly ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Rubio and Crist Trade Barbs While Speaking at Same Event

    ​Republican Senate opponents Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio spoke one after another this morning at the Associated Press legislative planning session, and while they avoided a face-to-face meeting, they took swipes at one another. It must have been uncomfortable for the two, considering yesterday's ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Charlie Crist Is Dick Armey's #1 "Enemy of Liberty"

    ​Tough day for Charlie Crist, ain't it? First he lost his lead in the Republican Senate primary, and now it's come to light that he is the Tea Party movement's number one "Enemy of Liberty." Dick Armey's FreedomWorks PAC, which is tighter with the Tea Party movement  (coinciden ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Michelle Spence-Jones and Willy Gort Prevail in Special Elections

    Today's special election to fill two vacant city commission seats resulted with two familiar names returning to City Hall. Voters in District 1 returned Willy Gort to office. He previously held the seat until 2001 when he made an unsuccesful bid at the Mayor's office. He raplces the man who suc ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Florida Circus: NY Times Dives Into the Crist-Rubio Race

    ​The New York Times Magazine's massive piece about the Marco Rubio vs. Charlie Crist race just went online. If you've been keeping a close eye on the race, and reading our nearly obsessive coverage, there's not a lot new to learn besides some interesting color here and there. If you haven't, it's ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Are The Diaz-Balarts Really that Angry Because Crist Wouldn't Give a Job to Lincoln's Son's Friend?

    Leave it to the Diaz-Balarts to possible have screwed this up. Yesterday's announcement that they were withdrawing their support from Charlie Crist was supposed to leave egg on the Gov's face. But they didn't mention why they were doing it, and it appears the popular emerging theory is pretty damn s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Can Charlie Crist Move Right Without It Seeming Like a Blatant Political Ploy?

    Poor Charlie Crist. As he tries to make the move from governor to senator, he finds himself in quite the political quagmire. Much of which has been brought on by primary foe Marco Rubio hitting Crist from the right every chance he gets. So in response, Crist, whose reputation has changed from "Chain ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Zogby Poll: Crist Leads Rubio by 9 points; What Happened to that Tie?

    ​How is it that two generally respected political polling companies have come to such a different conclusion on the state of Florida's Republican Primary with numbers released with in a day of each other? Yesterday's Rasmussen poll found that Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist were in a tie, with 42 pe ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Charlie Crist Urges You to Call "Hot, Horny Girls" Who "Love Nasty Talk as Much as You Do"

    ​Florida KidCare provides health insurance to children, but if you ask Charlie Crist for the phone number, he might send you to a sex line.The Palm Beach Post called the Gov and got a pre-recorded message in which Crist rattles off a bunch of numbers for state services. But the number he gives for ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    New Daily Kos Poll: Rubio Narrows Crist's GOP Lead Thanks to Birthers, Still Can't Beat Meek in General

    Daily Kos/Research 2000 just released their latest Florida poll, and there are a lot of interesting little poll number factoids to be pulled. Riptide tends to have some smart readers, so we won't recap the entire poll, but instead let's mine some of our favorite nuggets. The Senate Race:Republ ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Crist Denies Endorsing Stimulus Bill; Owns Up to Accepting Reality

    Capture of an anti-Crist ad paid for by the Club for Growth​Charlie Crist went on CNN yesterday and said that he didn't endorse the stimulus package. Huh? What? Riptide was there when he appeared with President Obama touting the stimulus in Ft. Myers. Even though the White House is claim ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Dems Compliment Charlie Crist on his "Good Hair and Nice Tan," Blast Him on Everything Else

    Charlie Crist is such an upbeat fellow that I'm sure he'll appreciate the fact that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee just sent out an email touting the Gov's silver fox-ish good looks citing his "Good Hair and Nice Tan." He might be a little sad that it comes as part of a compliment sand ... More >>

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