Fla. Gov Charlie Crist Eyes 2010 Senate Race

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2009 5:21 PM CST
Gov. Charlie Crist.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Florida's GOP Gov. Charlie Crist is mulling a 2010 Senate run that would put him within range of the Oval Office in 2012, the Washington Post reports. But he faces a crowded field when one-term Sen. Mel Martinez steps down: A host of state lawmakers have tossed in their hats since Jeb Bush and a top state Democrat declined to run. Whatever he decides, Crist will announce after the legislative session ends in May, sources said.