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This Race Is Not Shaping Up the Way Crist Envisioned

This morning Rasmussen informs us that Marco Rubio is desperately clinging to an 18-percentage-point lead over Gov. Charlie Crist in Florida’s GOP Senate primary.

The Fabrizio poll gave Rubio a 14-percentage-point margin not too long ago. Crist has not led since November.

I could be completely wrong, but Charlie Crist has led a fairly charmed political life; he hasn’t lost a race since a relatively long-shot bid to unseat Sen. Bob Graham in 1998, and even that losing race did Crist some good, building up his name recognition statewide. No man enjoys a humiliating defeat, but one wonders if Crist really wants to go through the motions of this campaign, if it’s just going to end with a once-little-known state legislator winning handily.

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