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8 Senate Races to Watch

These races will decide just how good the GOP's night is

(Newser) - It’s Election Day, folks, and we're here to give you the low-down. All eyes are certainly on the Senate, where Democrats have a chance to keep their majority, provided they can win a few close races. Here's what's happening, according to the Washington Post , complete with links to our... More »

Both Parties Get Ready to Recount

Teams of lawyers, flacks ready to roll anywhere

(Newser) - With races from Alaska to Nevada to Florida looking to go down to the wire and beyond, Politico reports that both parties have been readying SWAT teams of lawyers, PR people, and political operatives for quick dispatch to any number of recounts. While recounts can drag on for months, experts... More »

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 »

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 »

Democrats May Back Crist

They're afraid Jeff Greene will win their primary

(Newser) - Top Democrats are now publicly considering supporting newly-minted independent Charlie Crist in Florida’s Senate race if self-made subprime billionaire Jeff Greene wins their party’s primary. Greene has a conveyor belt-worth of baggage , but he’s promised to drop $40 million on the primary alone. That probably gives him... More »

Billionaire Jeff Greene to Run for Senate

So what if Mike Tyson was his best man, and Heidi Fleiss his galpal

(Newser) - Billionaire investor Jeff Greene launched what promises to be a rather colorful campaign for Florida's Democratic Senate nomination today, depicting himself as an outsider who isn't beholden to anyone. “I won’t take a penny of special interest money in this campaign or after I am elected—never!”... 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 »

Crist Will Run as Independent

Insiders tell Fox News he'll make it official tomorrow

(Newser) - Charlie Crist will tell the world tomorrow whether he plans to run for Senate as an independent, and a flurry of reports say he's already decided to make the switch. Anonymous sources close to the Florida governor have told Fox News , Politico , and the Miami Herald that he will bolt... More »

Charlie Crist Should Teach GOP a Lesson

Make them pay a price for 'ideological cleansing'

(Newser) - Charlie Crist is getting the shaft from the GOP because he hugged Barack Obama, literally and symbolically, writes Dana Milbank, who skewers Republicans for their "dogmatic race to the bottom." They're dumping him for far-right Marco Rubio, even though Crist gives them a better chance of winning Florida's... More »

Cheney Backs Rubio in Florida Senate Race

Says Charlie Crist 'cannot be trusted in Washington'

(Newser) - Marco Rubio bagged another big endorsement in his Senate run today from the heavyweight (and heavy-handed) Dick Cheney. "Charlie Crist has shown time and again that he cannot be trusted in Washington to take on the Obama agenda," Cheney said. "Lately, it seems Charlie Crist cannot be... More »

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