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Charlie Crist update

From http://www.uncoveredpolitics.com/:

Charlie Crist: Ninth on the Ballot, First in Your Heart? by Austin Cassidy:

Charlie Crist supporters will need to do a little extra digging on Tuesday when they head to the polls. Normally, Crist’s name would appear first or second on the ballot as the nominee for the Republican Party.

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Khavari/Richardson update

Farid Khavari and Darcy Richardson are running as an independent ticket for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Florida. The following articles are posted by Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics:

‘A Banker’s Heart’: Khavari’s Running Mate Assails Alex Sink for Masquerading as a Democrat

Halloween began early for at least one Democrat in the Sunshine State.

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FL-Gov: Bud Chiles Drops Out, Darcy Richardson Joins In

Damon Eris at Poli-Tea:

Following a couple weeks of speculation, independent Bud Chiles has officially withdrawn from the Florida gubernatorial race and thrown his support behind his former rival, Democrat Alex Sink. From the beginning, Chiles’ strategy seemed to hinge on his widespread name recognition; his father, Lawton Chiles, was a fixture of Florida politics for almost half a century: from the State House to the State Senate, to the US Senate and finally the governor’s mansion.… Read more ...

FL: Working from 9%, “The Other Guy” Focuses on Economy

Press release from Farid A. Khavari’s independent campaign for governor of Florida:

MIAMI, SEPTEMBER 2nd — A Rasmussen poll of 750 likely Florida voters yesterday shows Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Alex Sink in a virtual dead heat for governor — with 9% of voters supporting “some other candidate” after independent Democrat Bud Chiles dropped from the race.… Read more ...

Florida Newspaper Calls for Four-Way Debates in Gubernatorial Contest

Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics:

The Lakeland Ledger called for three statewide debates this fall between Democrat Alex Sink, Republican Rick Scott and independent candidates Lawton “Bud” Chiles and economist Farid A. Khavari of Miami.

In yesterday’s editorial, the Ledger said that all four candidates should have an opportunity to discuss Florida’s future.… Read more ...

Ex-Socialist Candidate for President Polling 200,000 Votes in Florida Democratic Primary for Governor

Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics:

Brian P. Moore, the Socialist Party’s candidate for president in 2008, polled more than 200,000 votes in yesterday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary in Florida.

With approximately 92 percent of the statewide precincts reporting, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink was garnering 664,183 votes to 199,623 for Moore, who waged an under-funded and low-key campaign for the state’s highest office.… Read more ...

Bud Chiles Drops To 8% (PPP) In FL Gubernatorial Race

PPP released the results today of its latest poll of the Florida gubernatorial race. The poll puts Democrat Alex Sink at 41%, Republican Rick Scott at 34%, and Independent Bud Chiles at 8%.

Tom Jensen comments on Chiles’ support:

When Bud Chiles first got into the race for Florida Governor it seemed like just another piece of bad news for an Alex Sink campaign that didn’t seem to be going anywhere.

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FL Guv: New Polling for Bud Chiles

The Orlando Sentinel reports on the latest polling from Rasmussen:

Rick Scott remains the stronger of the two Republican hopefuls for governor of Florida against Democrat Alex Sink, with independent candidate “Bud” Chiles siphoning votes from both parties.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Scott with 35% of the vote, Sink with 31% and Chiles trailing at 16%.

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Bud Chiles At 14% in Race for FL Governor

Lawton “Bud” Chiles, son of the late Democratic Florida Senator and Governor Lawton Chiles, recently announced he is running in the gubernatorial election as an Independent. After his announcement, many Democratic party operatives feared that his bid would disproportionately draw away the votes of their members. However, recent polling appears to dispel this notion.… Read more ...