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Breaking News: Charlie Crist to Run as Independent in Florida Senate Race, Sources Tell Fox News
Fox News ^ | April 28, 2010

Posted on 04/28/2010 9:54:31 AM PDT by Zakeet

The headline is all that's up at the present time.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: crist; fl2010; florida; senate; thirdparty
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1 posted on 04/28/2010 9:54:31 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Charlie Crist is not running to serve the people, he is running to serve himself!


2 posted on 04/28/2010 9:55:26 AM PDT by yoe (The "N" word stands for NO...as in NO MORE VOTES FOR IRRESPONSIBLE CONGRESSMEN OR SENATORS.)
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To: Zakeet

Toast.


3 posted on 04/28/2010 9:55:28 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: yoe

Good! sore loser..big ego problem!


4 posted on 04/28/2010 9:56:27 AM PDT by fabian
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To: Zakeet

They reported it yesterday. Just goes to show you how much of a RINO Crist was/is whatever...


5 posted on 04/28/2010 9:56:27 AM PDT by b4its2late (Bawney Fwank's mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.)
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To: Zakeet

Crist = Narcissist


6 posted on 04/28/2010 9:56:30 AM PDT by Falcon28 (Allen West - 2012 * For a list of conservative candidates in 2010, see my profile)
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To: Zakeet

Dems gotta be thrilled.


7 posted on 04/28/2010 9:56:44 AM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: Zakeet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2502299/posts


8 posted on 04/28/2010 9:57:12 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Zakeet

Is John Cornyn and the NRSC still down there chewing on Charlie’s skidmarks, like they did for Arlen until it became even obvious to them that the love wasn’t reciprocated?


9 posted on 04/28/2010 9:57:29 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Zakeet

What a jerk. He won’t win.

Is he just trying to help the Rat win?


10 posted on 04/28/2010 9:57:30 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Zakeet

but, but , but ....he said he wouldn’t do this.


11 posted on 04/28/2010 9:58:51 AM PDT by caww
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To: Zakeet

He’s toast.................


12 posted on 04/28/2010 10:00:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: Zakeet

Wonder how much of this is Rubio going pro-Illegal Alien yesterday on the AZ Law.

Three candidates running for Senate in Florida....and none of them is conservative....Hoepfully a fourth or fifth party candidate is running...


13 posted on 04/28/2010 10:00:17 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Crist is trying to split some of the (R) vote to ensure a (D) governor in Florida. Time to send Marco Rubio more money.


14 posted on 04/28/2010 10:00:55 AM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: lonevoice

Oops. Governor = Senator.


15 posted on 04/28/2010 10:02:08 AM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: Zakeet

Crist just proved that he is a liar and only cares about gaining power. I’m not in FL, so I don’t have a dog in this fight, but I did see him on Fox one sunday morning and he struck me as a liar and thief. This proves that my first impression was dead on!


16 posted on 04/28/2010 10:03:11 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Zakeet

Last refuge of a RINO scoundrel.


17 posted on 04/28/2010 10:03:19 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Zakeet

Can anyone trust Crist’s word?


CHRIS WALLACE, HOST
CHARLIE CRIST

WALLACE: ...have been persistent rumors in Florida that you are so far behind, at least currently, in the polls...that you may run instead as an independent. Here is your chance to dispel all the rumors. Are you willing to pledge right here, right now that you will run in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate and not run as an independent?

CRIST: I’m running as a Republican...

WALLACE: So are you ruling out that you will file as an independent by the April 30th deadline?

CRIST: That’s right. That’s right. I’m running as a Republican.

WALLACE: You will run not for a governor — you’ll run for Senate, and you will run as a — in the Republican primary.

CRIST: ...I’m running as a Republican...

WALLACE: Will you support the winner of the GOP primary, whether it’s you or Marco Rubio?

CRIST: Of course I will...

WALLACE: Well, I’m going to get — I’m going to — I’ll give you an opportunity for a final statement. I just want to say, though, you are saying you are going to run in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. You will not run on the no party affiliation line.

CRIST: That’s right. That’s right. That’s what I’m saying.


18 posted on 04/28/2010 10:03:44 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Zakeet

This confirms all that we have been saying about RINOs in the Republican Party.


19 posted on 04/28/2010 10:05:36 AM PDT by Uncle Chip (TRUTH : Ignore it. Deride it. Allegorize it. Interpret it. But you can't ESCAPE it.)
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To: Zakeet

One Month ago today:


March 28, 2010

CHRIS WALLACE, HOST
CHARLIE CRIST

WALLACE: ...have been persistent rumors in Florida that you are so far behind, at least currently, in the polls...that you may run instead as an independent. Here is your chance to dispel all the rumors. Are you willing to pledge right here, right now that you will run in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate and not run as an independent?

CRIST: I’m running as a Republican...

WALLACE: So are you ruling out that you will file as an independent by the April 30th deadline?

CRIST: That’s right. That’s right. I’m running as a Republican.

WALLACE: You will run not for a governor — you’ll run for Senate, and you will run as a — in the Republican primary.

CRIST: ...I’m running as a Republican...

WALLACE: Will you support the winner of the GOP primary, whether it’s you or Marco Rubio?

CRIST: Of course I will...

WALLACE: Well, I’m going to get — I’m going to — I’ll give you an opportunity for a final statement. I just want to say, though, you are saying you are going to run in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. You will not run on the no party affiliation line.

CRIST: That’s right. That’s right. That’s what I’m saying.


20 posted on 04/28/2010 10:06:03 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: fabian

Good? Remember what happened in NY-23?


21 posted on 04/28/2010 10:06:10 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Some of us are wise, some of us are otherwise. -The Great One)
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To: NautiNurse; floriduh voter; manc; seekthetruth; MinuteGal

What a POS Crist is...


22 posted on 04/28/2010 10:06:22 AM PDT by nutmeg (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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To: Zakeet

One Month ago today:


March 28, 2010

CHRIS WALLACE, HOST
CHARLIE CRIST

WALLACE: ...have been persistent rumors in Florida that you are so far behind, at least currently, in the polls...that you may run instead as an independent. Here is your chance to dispel all the rumors. Are you willing to pledge right here, right now that you will run in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate and not run as an independent?

CRIST: I’m running as a Republican...

WALLACE: So are you ruling out that you will file as an independent by the April 30th deadline?

CRIST: That’s right. That’s right. I’m running as a Republican.

WALLACE: You will run not for a governor — you’ll run for Senate, and you will run as a — in the Republican primary.

CRIST: ...I’m running as a Republican...

WALLACE: Will you support the winner of the GOP primary, whether it’s you or Marco Rubio?

CRIST: Of course I will...

WALLACE: Well, I’m going to get — I’m going to — I’ll give you an opportunity for a final statement. I just want to say, though, you are saying you are going to run in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. You will not run on the no party affiliation line.

CRIST: That’s right. That’s right. That’s what I’m saying.


23 posted on 04/28/2010 10:06:23 AM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: Zakeet

Sack of shit.


24 posted on 04/28/2010 10:07:01 AM PDT by RockinRight (The last 15 months have been a sh*tty deal for America.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

What did Rubio say?


25 posted on 04/28/2010 10:07:54 AM PDT by RockinRight (The last 15 months have been a sh*tty deal for America.)
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To: Zakeet

what a total F ing bum


26 posted on 04/28/2010 10:10:04 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: RockinRight

Rubio with his Arizona stance might just have lost this election. I am upset with all the knee jerk reactions with this law ARIZONA passed. Do these folks even know WHY they passed such a law and did they even READ the bill before spouting off. Pisses me off.


27 posted on 04/28/2010 10:10:58 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Falcon28

Doesn’t matter too much. Who really cares about Rubio anymore? He’s targeting the moderates, since he’s not really a true conservative.

Rubio = Moderate
Christ = Rino


28 posted on 04/28/2010 10:12:39 AM PDT by o2bfree (This president is giving me a headache!)
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To: RockinRight
Rubio on Arizona law
29 posted on 04/28/2010 10:12:49 AM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: Zakeet

What a skunk!


30 posted on 04/28/2010 10:15:09 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: Zakeet

Should be fun seeing who follows him.


31 posted on 04/28/2010 10:16:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Zakeet

Zzzzzzzzzzzzz*


32 posted on 04/28/2010 10:17:02 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Zakeet

Good job, Chuck, because everyone hasn’t figured you out for a Democrat yet.... and this will be a SWEET year for Democrats.....


33 posted on 04/28/2010 10:22:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Zakeet

Same as throwing the race to the democrats.


34 posted on 04/28/2010 10:27:06 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Zakeet

No surprise there.


35 posted on 04/28/2010 10:28:13 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: OBXWanderer
When you read THE WHOLE THING - you see this:

I hope Congress and the Obama Administration will use the Arizona legislation not as an excuse to try and jam through amnesty legislation, but to finally act on border states’ requests for help with security and fix the things about our immigration system that can be fixed right now – securing the border, reforming the visa and entry process, and cracking down on employers who exploit illegal immigrants.

Doesn't seem bad to me at all.

36 posted on 04/28/2010 10:28:53 AM PDT by RockinRight (The last 15 months have been a sh*tty deal for America.)
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To: Zakeet

This is the loyal stand-up guy we’ve had representing the GOP in Florida.

Similar to Specter in Pennsylvania who the party grandees backed against all comers til the day he finally officially jumped ship.

This is what happens when you let the party bigshots pick your candidates, you get guys like Crist and Specter. And when the rank and file flip on the kitchen light the rats expose themselves.

Crist has been exposed.


37 posted on 04/28/2010 10:30:23 AM PDT by marron
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To: Zakeet

Rubio is the way to go. I think all Charlie will do is draw from the left, e.g. the teachers he bent over for.


38 posted on 04/28/2010 10:33:16 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: OBXWanderer

If I were in FL, Rubio would not lose my vote over that statement.


39 posted on 04/28/2010 10:35:32 AM PDT by workerbee (Yes, I hate Obama because of his color: RED!)
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To: Zakeet

Will this elect him, Floridians??


40 posted on 04/28/2010 10:39:31 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Send a contribution to FreeRepublic! Every dollar helps!)
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To: Zakeet

On Rush’s radio show a little while ago, Rush quoted Crist as saying that we should re-consider drilling in the Gulf of Mexico because of the oil spill. So, he’s anti-energy independent, too.


41 posted on 04/28/2010 10:46:48 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm voting for Sarah Palin because she pisses off the right people.)
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To: prairiebreeze

He can’t count on my vote, that’s for sure.


42 posted on 04/28/2010 10:50:34 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Zakeet

Charlie, you can kiss your political career goodbye. It won’t be much of a loss at this point, though; as far as I’m concerned your career started unraveling when you decided to run for Senator, leaving the Governor’s seat up for grabs. That was just the beginning. You have been a huge disappointment to me and I won’t be sorry to see you go.


43 posted on 04/28/2010 10:51:16 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Notwithstanding

Keep that for other threads on Crist, too.


44 posted on 04/28/2010 10:51:17 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: Tolsti2

“Dems gotta be thrilled.”

I wonder how much or what they offered Crist to do this?


45 posted on 04/28/2010 10:52:25 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Don't think of work as 5 days on, 2 days off. Instead think 4 nights on, 3 off.)
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To: Zakeet

He will probably hurt the democrat worse than the Republican.


46 posted on 04/28/2010 10:53:06 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: Zakeet

will he pay back the GOP’s money now and now it is official he runs for himself and we have to do everything we can to defeat him but also let Rubio he needs to back this AZ bill because he too is now pandering to the illegals

is there frigging no one to get in and run against these people.

the number is 1 786 953 6711

it takes one minute to tell him he either stands for AZ and the law or he receives no money or support now

come on 1 min


47 posted on 04/28/2010 10:58:34 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Toast.

Now that the swamp has been cleaned, let the games begin.


48 posted on 04/28/2010 10:58:55 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Rubio didn’t....he said the federal government should enforce the law.

Geez.


49 posted on 04/28/2010 10:59:02 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: RockinRight

That the federal government should enforce immigration law. That has been interpreted to mean he’s pro-illegal alien.


50 posted on 04/28/2010 10:59:43 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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