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Bill Clinton Urged Meek to Drop Out of Florida Race

But deal to support Crist fell through

(Newser) - Politico has the scoop on some behind-the-scenes political intrigue in Florida starring none other than Bill Clinton. It seems Clinton made a personal appeal to Democrat Kendrick Meek to drop out of the Senate race and throw his support to Gov. Charlie Crist, who's running as an independent. The... More »

Meek May Drop Out, Back Crist

Florida deal reportedly in the works

(Newser) - Florida Republicans fear that Democrat Kendrick Meek may be close to a deal to drop his bid for Senate and back Charlie Crist, according to the Wall Street Journal . The report offers no hard evidence or sources to back this up, however, instead citing troubling signs—like Crist’s recent... More »

Gov. Crist Won't Say Who He'll Caucus With

But he still opposes gay marriage, wants to 'fix' health care reform

(Newser) - Charlie Crist continued to avoid the question of whether he would caucus with Democrats or Republicans if he wins Florida's Senate race as an independent. During an interview with CNN's State of the Union on Sunday, Governor Crist said he would "caucus with the people of Florida," CQ... More »

Kendrick Meek Wins Dems' Primary in Florida

He'll face Rubio, Crist for Senate

(Newser) - Rep. Kendrick Meek is the Democratic nominee for Senate in Florida, overcoming billionaire Jeff Greene's massive television and mail onslaught to win a bitter primary. If he wins again in November, Meek will be the state's first black senator. He will face Republican Marco Rubio, a Tea Party favorite who... More »

McCain, Old Pros Set to Win Big Tomorrow

Anti-establishment wave hits the rocks in Arizona, Florida

(Newser) - If the polls are to be believed, tomorrow will deal a big blow to the “anti-establishment” storyline swirling around the 2010 election. John McCain, who looked like he’d be on the ropes early on, now has a huge lead over tea party favorite JD Hayworth, the Washington Post... More »

Charlie Crist: I'm Going Independent

'Our political system is broken,' says Florida governor

(Newser) - Charlie Crist delivered the not-so-shocking news today that he's leaving the Republican Party to run for Senate as an independent. "Unfortunately, our political system is broken," said the Florida governor in making his announcement, reports the Orlando Sentinel . Prepare for days of feverish speculation on how the political... More »

Obama Inspires Young Black Pols to Take Risks for 2010

Candidates to abandon sure wins for ambitious positions

(Newser) - Young black politicians inspired by Barack Obama’s astonishingly quick ascent are pursuing riskier, more ambitious strategies for the 2010 elections, Chris Cillizza writes in the Washington Post. Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek, for example, a 42-year-old African-American, is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Mel Martinez, though Meek... More »

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