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Florida Democrats Actually Want Crist

From the Tampa Bay Times:


A new private poll of 1,000 Democratic voters gives former Gov. Charlie Crist an overwhelming advantage over all other Democrats in a hypothetical primary for governor, including a 21-point lead in a test matchup against Alex Sink, the party’s 2010 nominee.

Neither Crist nor Sink has announced plans to run for governor. The poll concludes that Crist is far better known than Sink and that 75 percent of Democrats believe he has the best chance of beating Republican Gov. Rick Scott in 2014. 

Okay, I guess pledging right and left you’re a Republican forever during a tough Senate primary, and then becoming an independent, only to lose again, and then conveniently deciding, in the wake of that loss, that you’re a Democrat, isn’t a turnoff for Florida Democrats. Nor apparently was Crist’s strangely showy way of changing his party registration by doing it at the White House. 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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