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Topic - Kendrick B. Meek
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a rising "rock star" in the Republican Party only two years ago, may now be singing his political swan song, thanks to a young upstart who dared challenge the career politician's once-solid Senate run.
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Charlie Crist, to the surprise of many and the consternation of some, just won't go away.
Billionaire Rick Scott rocked Florida's political establishment, overcoming state Attorney General Bill McCollum in the Republican primary for governor, as another GOP insider was ousted by an insurgent challenger for a spot on the November ballot.
Tuesday marks the final major test of "tea party" power in the primaries, as challengers try to capitalize on anti-incumbent sentiment in Alaska, Arizona and Florida, and incumbents hope to avoid becoming the latest victims in what's been a rough year for officeholders.
Money isn't buying much love on the campaign trail these days in Florida.
Boxer Mike Tyson was the best man at his wedding. Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss lived in his guest house. And the television ads for Jeff Greene's out-of-nowhere bid for Florida's Senate seat are financed by a fortune made from betting on the fall of the housing market.
Mr. Meek said he has constantly supported environmental causes, while Mr. Crist supported oil drilling off Florida's beaches until the BP spill made that politically impossible.
"The naysayers said we couldn't beat a billionaire, and tonight with your help, we proved them wrong," Mr. Meek told a crowd of supporters Tuesday night. "In 10 weeks, Floridians will prove the naysayers wrong once more and send a real Democrat to Washington, D.C."