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  • Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist once was a prominent figure in the Republican party. But he left the GOP and declared himself to be an independent before aligning with the Democrats. (Associated Press)

    Crist at ease with joining Democrats

    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's coming-out party as a Democrat moved to Washington on Wednesday, as the once-rising Republican star testified at a Capitol Hill hearing on voting problems in the 2012 election.


  • Chris Chocola

    LAMBRO: Bucking big-government conservatives

    Chris Chocola likes taking on his party's establishment and beating it at its own game. That's what he does for a living, and he has helped pull off some big upsets.


  • Former Sen. George LeMieux, who finished Sen. Mel Martinez's term, dropped out of the Republican primary for Senate in Florida on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

    Mack likely to be GOP Senate nominee after Florida foe drops out

    Former Sen. George LeMieux dropped out of the Republican primary for Senate on Wednesday, saying that he can't compete against rival Rep. Connie Mack's famous name and the fact that the party establishment has gotten behind the congressman.


  • APNewsBreak: Rubio book says he almost quit race

    Sen. Marco Rubio was on the verge of dropping out of the 2010 race for Senate, convinced that then-Gov. Charlie Crist's popularity, power and money would be too much to overcome in a Republican primary. He was also afraid any future political ambitions would be crushed by Crist's supporters, Rubio wrote in his autobiography to be released next week.


  • Herman Cain speaks before a straw poll during a Florida Republican Party Presidency 5 Convention on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    DECKER: The GOP establishment trap

    The whisper campaign has started already: Herman Cain can't be elected president. It doesn't matter that a poll this week by Rasmussen Reports shows Mr. Cain barely outside the margin of error in a head-to-head match-up against President Obama. In Republican offices in Washington and in state capitals across the nation, party functionaries are talking down one of the most attractive new personalities to emerge in national politics in years. This self-destructive behavior has less to do with electoral pragmatism than it does establishment control of the political process.


  • Crist, Byrne settle lawsuit over campaign song

    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has settled a lawsuit filed by Talking Heads singer David Byrne after Crist used one of the group's songs without permission in a campaign ad last year, both parties confirmed Monday.


  • Ex-Fla. gov, Talking Heads singer end song lawsuit

    Talking Heads singer David Byrne and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist are no longer headed to court over a song.


  • Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who leaves office Tuesday, will be remembered as a skilled politician who squandered his popularity as a Republican and fell victim to a bad economy, critics say. (Associated Press)

    Crist leaving office after political blunders

    Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will linger in some short-term memories for his failed independent Senate run and his pardon of dead rock star Jim Morrison. People thinking longer term will recall a governor who persuaded Republicans and Democrats to work together but blundered away his potential for success at the national level.


  • ** FILE ** James Morrison of The Doors in an undated file photo. (AP Photo, File)

    Morrison pardon doesn't change The Doors' history

    A hot, frenzied night in Miami changed life for Jim Morrison and The Doors. That's something the late singer's pardon on indecent exposure and profanity charges can't correct.


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