Major Newspapers Persist in Speculating About Florida Governor Running as an Independent for U.S. Senate

Ballot Access News:

The Washington Post for March 9 has this speculation about the idea that Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who is running for U.S. Senate this year, might become an independent candidate. Crist says nothing to encourage this idea. But, polls show that Crist will lose this year’s Republican primary badly if he remains in that race, and they also show him with a slight lead in a 3-person contest in the November election.

Fortunately for Crist, if he does choose to run as an independent, he needs no petition, just a filing fee. Also, Florida law doesn’t require independent candidates to be registered outside of the qualified parties. But Crist must make a final decision no later than April 30.

2 thoughts on “Major Newspapers Persist in Speculating About Florida Governor Running as an Independent for U.S. Senate

  1. LibertarianBlue

    Running as an Indy is the only option Crist has. From what I have read about the race down there that until Rubio came along it was “vote for Crist in order to keep the Democrat out”. Rubio pretty much has gotten most if not all the big time Conservative endorsements, hell even long time Crist ally Roger Stone seems to have abandoned him for Rubio.

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