Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage

 


Visit the Lobby Tools Website

 


Visit Legislative IQ Website

 


Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

RSS Capitol News LIVE

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Juvenal
    "All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price."
  • Pope Paul VI
    "Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will."
  • Lucy Larcom
    "If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it."
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    "Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time."

In the Race for US Senate, More Out than In

January 29th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

Open US Senate seats are a rarity. Mel Martinez decided against a second term two months ago, yet as Mike Vasilinda tells us, the lack of big name candidates stepping up is a surprise.

Hear it Here: US Senate Race

The two latest casualties in the U.S. Senate race are Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum and Democrat Congressman Allen Boyd. Both have said no.

They join two of the states heaviest hitters, Jeb Bush and CFO Alex Sink, who are also out.

Only Miami Congressman Kendrick Meek and state Senator Dan Gelber have taken the plunge.

But what about Charlie Crist? Asked if he could see himself in the race the day Gelber announced, he left the door open.

Not today, Crist said.

Later the same day, he brushed aside the same question.

Im not really thinking about politics, Crist said. Im thinking about our budget. Im thinking about what I have to do.

Charlie Crist has a luxury that no other candidate considering the Senate race has, and thats that he is so popular, he can take a year to make up his mind.

Florida GOP Chair Jim Greer says until the governor sends a clear signal, the GOP field will be slim.

I dont think hes ever closed the door or opened the door, Greer said. Most importantly hes focusing on being Governor of Florida. And at the end of the day, Charlie Crist is going to play a very important role in who becomes the next United States Senator from Florida.

With a 67 percent approval rating, Governor Charlie Crist will stay in the drivers seat until he makes up his mind…and everyone will be in the back seat.

Waiting in the GOP wings is former House Speaker Marco Rubio….complete with a web site that looks very candidate-like but never mentions an election. Also posturing: Connie Mack, whos father held the seat and two term Sarasota congressman Vern Buchanan. On the Democrat side, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio is seriously considering.

Posted in Charlie Crist, Elections, McCollum, State News | No Comments »

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com