Club for Growth Trying to Scozzafava Charlie Crist

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The Club for Growth has been one of the most successful entities in the nation in electing Democrats to Congress. Whether it was helping force Bill Sali (Idaho) and Tim Walberg (Michigan) through GOP primaries in 2006, only to see both lose reelection bids in 2008; unsuccessfully primarying Linc Chafee (Rhode Island) in 2006, weakening him for the general election (which he eventually lost); pushing Andy Harris (Maryland) and Steve Pearce (New Mexico) through primaries against moderates into general elections they ended up losing in 2008; or, most recently, forcing Dede Scozzafava out in the special election in New York this week, easing the Democrats' path to victory, the Club has been remarkably effective at helping Democrats win elections.

Now that the Club is turning its sights on Charlie Crist, Florida's moderate Governor and GOP Senate aspirant, the real question is (as I asked on Twitter yesterday) just how long does Crist stay in the GOP primary before jumping ship to run as an Independent or even a Democrat (a la Arlen Specter)?

Tags: Charlie Christ, Club for Growth, FL-Sen, Florida, Senate 2010 (all tags)

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Re: Club for Growth Trying to Scozzafava

Doubtful he goes D... he'd have to give back a lot of money, but the NRSC has said that it won't give him more money (at least not visibly)... A Liebermanesque third party route is possible, I imagine.  He'd need some ground troops, though, and I'm not sure where they'd come from!

by LordMike 2009-11-05 12:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Club for Growth Trying

Crist running as an Indi would be so much fun!

I would still support Meeks though.

And even as an Indi Crist will probably still caucus with the GOP... or maybe he won't....

by vecky 2009-11-05 07:43PM | 0 recs

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