Skip to comments.Harris, Crist lead the field in Republican straw poll
Posted on 08/23/2006 5:35:49 AM PDT by Happy Valley Dude
Pinellas County's Republican Party held a straw poll for the Sept. 5 primary at their Victory 2006 picnic Sunday. Looks like the local GOP, at least, is with Katherine Harris. Here are the results:
U.S. Senate: Katherine Harris, 121; Leroy Collins, Jr., 56; Peter Monroe, 32; Will McBride, 24
U.S Rep. District 9: Gus Bilirakis, 219; David Langheier, 7
Governor: Charlie Crist, 201; Tom Gallagher, 31; Vernon Palmer, 1
CFO: Tom Lee, 115; Randy Johnson, 110; Milt Bauguess, 2
State Senate District 16: Kim Berfield, 132; Frank Farkas, 85
House District 48: Peter Nehr, 93; Ken Peluso, 54; Brian Flaherty, 45; Robin Borland, 14
House 50: Nancy Riley, 151; Ed Hooper, 56
House 51: Bruce Cotton, 118; Dottie Reeder, 90
House 54: Rod Jones, 87; Jim Frishe, 83; Mike Petruccelli, 37; David Vecchio, 4
Someone needs to post a picture of Katherine on her horse.
I suspect these straw polls are more to keep people from the primaries.
EVERYONE GO AND VOTE IN THE PRIMARY REGARDLESS OF WHO YOU SUPPORT.
If Monroe & McBride would get out, Collins could win.
My thoughts also, and wouldn't that be grand? GO COLLINS! http://www.leroycollins.org/
These straw polls are exactly for that purpose. All primary polls in general, are very unreliable. No one saw janet Reno losing the nomination in 02. Her ideological twin Charlie Crist may well lose in similar fashion. Rank and file Republicans, the kind that actually vote, are fed up with Crist, especially after last night.
Isn't Crist from that side of the state? The news would be if he LOST that straw poll. :)
The Broward GOP have some strong conservatives, who voted to support Gallagher, but the majority of active members are fairly liberal. That said, if they'd seen Crist in the debate with his: I'm pro-life which is why I want to keep the law the same. - and - I'm a "conservative" which is why I support civil unions. If they knew that he's for gay adoption when thousands of normal parents are on waiting lists they wouldn't have endorsed him. Many of his supporters are sick of him after finding all this out and rightly so.
Aside from being a liberal he's also a liar. His proposal of $5,000 a year per adopted child is something he knows would never pass, nor does he have any intention of proposing it. But that together with his support of the school size ammendment (a piece of legislation that would only make teachers lazier and does nothing to even encourage better teaching standards) are just small examples of his fiscal recklessness. The state is in trouble if this lying, deceiving, liberal jerk (he is not a nice guy) gets in.
I stand corrected on Reno, though my recollection is that most polls had her ahead. However, I'll go with your link.
Let's just say that the same is happening with Gallagher. Even the local papers say the race is expected to be much tighter than last month's polls.
People have now looked at the two and know who the only one of them is that will stand up for conservative causes.
PINELLAS COUNTY = RINOVILLE. No one can believe a word the Pinellas GOP says.
Did they call the 59,000 voters who chose Jan Govan instead of J. Greer? Those are 59,000 votes for Tom Gallagher.
Beware of people running for office or what they are pedding from PINELLAS COUNTY.
If you've been paying attention, this is worse than former Mayor Daley's machine in Chicago.
And, then there's this. www.xenu.net
Crist is fond of them.
The Victory Picnic? LOL LOL LOL
This was a PICNIC. The poll was UNSCIENTIFIC and they are using the media to make it look legit.
A VICTORY PICNIC by Bernie McCabe is like an autopsy without an objective Medical Examiner.
DON'T FALL FOR THIS PICNIC POLL. It is a shipment of manure.
Judge Greer was at the Victory Picnic in 2004 and that violated ANOTHER judicial canon. He was not supposed to be there at all. It's a sham event.
All the other judges who arrived when they realized the Victory Picnic was a fundraiser they said "I'm outta here" and didn't even cross the threshold to enter.
Judge Greer doesn't abide by Judicial Canons and somebody saw him inside AT A FUNDRAISER.
The Victory Picnics are for the Pinellas Good Old Boys. The Pinellas GOP is an anomaly and they get away with all kinds of questionable activities.
bb, please roll the illegal bean footage over here from 8-14-2004.
BERNIE MCABE ILLEGAL CAMPAIGNING. SHERIFF RICE ILLEGAL CAMPAIGNING AND THEY AUTHORIZED IT. Thanks.
If you're not from Pinellas County, I give you fair warning. They are always up to no good!
The 2004 Victory Picnic was analyzed before and after. It was a FUNDRAISER for their picks.
The Pinellas GOP in concert with Charlie Crist is FEEDING THE LIBERAL MEDIA baloney.
This poll is a RUSE.
Please tell your friends and family that this is a dirty trick to hurt Tom Gallagher. Tom Gallagher is doing well.
The NEXT DEBATE IS MONDAY, AUGUST 28th at 8:00 pm est on statewide NBC STATIONS. Go, Tom!
Answer: An unscientific poll as scientific as hogwash that was floated to the St. Pete Times owned by the New York Times).
How many media ploys do the Pinellas good old boys have up their sleeves?
bttt. More media hype to drum up business for poor Charlie.
(Crist's loose lips sink ships.)
He sticks his foot in his mouth quite often. I'm hoping he'll do it again at the next televised debate.
County GOP's have executive committees. That's usually three people who do the endorsing. They don't speak for their constituents. They speak for three people, themselves. They are LIBERALS.
QUESTION: Why do you want to be governor?
TOM GALLAGHER: I have a lot of experience in our state. And this state has certainly been the state of opportunity for me. I came down to go to the University of Miami and afterwards I went to New York and worked and spent my time in the military
... And so I came down and went into business down there with a friend of mine and then started my own business. And so, Floridas really been the state of opportunity for me personally and with well over a thousand a people a day moving in, its been the state of opportunity for a lot of people.
And Im blessed to have seven-year-old and I want to make sure that this state is the state of opportunity when hes out to get to get his first job, and for his kids, too.
Were at a place now that its extremely important on how we move this state forward whether we continue what I think is a fantastic job that Jeb Bush has done in regards to education and our economy and so many areas and our states fiscal strength that Im concerned about how we continue moving forward and I want to make sure we move in the right direction.
Tom Gallagher for Governor visit http://www.tg2006.com.
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There's nothing wrong with polling legitimate polls from legitimate pollsters. It's a waste of bandwidth to be posting goofy polls from handfuls of people at a picnic, fundraiser or beer blast.
This post is nothing more than an immature political vanity.
Why are you still supporting this puke?
Not only is he a flaming liberal, he's also blatantly dishonest.
As to the polls you've got to be kidding! The straw poll you saw fit to lead this thread with was orchestrated by a firm loaded with Crist. It's totally bogus.
The other polls were conducted before the debate in which Mr. Sniffles blatantly patronized voters in a way that sickened the base and caused others to realize that the man has no honesty or intergrity. The best thing he had going for him was "electability," but as soon as he started airing commercials Davis caught up to him in a 2 way hypothetical (let's hope both those pukes lose their nomination). The base is now thoroughly sickened by Crist and all major media analysts are in their words - "expecting a tightening" of the race. Republicans are the ones vote in the primary and that doesn't bode well for Crist. After looking at the issues it's clear that Charlie Crist is no Republican.
Someone who was leaning toward Crist just 2 weeks ago
Lol - First you find a straw poll that's completely bogus, conducted by Crist donors. Now you quote a poll from Aug. 12. Well ya, on Aug. 12 most were leaning toward Crist because few were paying attention to where the candidates stood on the issues. Now that Crist has come out so clear in favor of gay adoption, "civil" "unions" and insane spending promises people know who to vote for.
His own ads, especially the latest hack piece, scream desperation.
Everyone, just let this thread die a cruel death. Have mercy.
Charlie Crist would do all he could to prevent a law outlawing abortion. Tom Gallagher would do all he could to support it.
Gallagher's been consistant since 1998. Crist changes from day to day.
Electable? When no one knew Charlie and assumed he's a stand up guy he was the most electable. The moment he started airing commercials Davis caught up. People see through what he is. Gallagher, on the other hand, is coming from behind because of his trustworthiness and is ahead of Davis in a match up.
We've been through this and again, like I told you last time. I actually watched it. You obviously didn't. No problem, you can catch it again on Sun. Instead you quoted some lazily written article that made passing mention that both men opposed gay adoption. One which contained numerous other fallicies, one of which I pointed out to you.
FYI Crist said nothing with regard to gay adoption during the debate! He said he's for civil unions, but thinks that MARRIAGE should be between a man and a woman. Again, nothing about adoption.
On a recent radio interview Charlie said he has no problem with gay adoption. "I'm fine with that." Google it if you want to.
After that DHH became the best football team in the area.
You can't fool freepers, not many of them at least.
If it weren't for Tom Gallagher's supporters, you'd be here all alone. Where'd Crist's loyal supporters run off to and they left you in charge?
Then WHY didn't Crist answer the question on the Marriage Amendment and the others below?
"Crist is almost like a Democrat-lite," said Jim Kitchens, an Orlando political consultant and pollster.
We must.....NEVER FORGET.....Crist & Reno....Perfect together?
I find this disturbing and an indication that Crist is a RINO who is sympathetic to the homosexual agenda:
CRIST....gave NO RESPONSE....to these questions on the Christian Coalition Questionaire:
"Public schools teaching homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle.
"Amend the Constitution to define marriage as a man and a woman"
"Prohibit Embryonic Stem Cell research that destroys a human embryo"
"Voluntary student-led prayer at school related events"
Actually he's been consistant throughout. Charlie has yet to learn the meaning of the word.
Until he had a kid he admits that he was a centrist. But when he was one he was consistant
People can mature and come to realizations. That's quite different from someone who says one thing one day, another the next, and so on and on. Such a person has no principles, makes wild promises that no one even believes and will be raked over the coals for doing so before the General Election.
Is that the newest NBA farm team? They can't find talent like they used to.
"This is America. I can wear anything I want to. I believe in freedom." Crist
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