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  •  IIRC, wasn't there a third party person (3+ / 0-)
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    involved?  Or was that Marco Rubio's race?

    "Mitt Romney has more positions than the Kama Sutra." -- me "Social justice is love, made public." -- Cornel West

    by billlaurelMD on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 06:22:48 AM PDT

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    •  two way race. Alex Sink ran a decent (12+ / 0-)

      campaign but IMO should have been more aggressive. She was too damned nice, IMO.

      Nevertheless the difference in vote count was so small, it made the loss especially painful.

      If Sink had been governor now, we'd have been the first state in the country to get started on high speed rail.


      For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

      by mdmslle on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 06:49:18 AM PDT

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    •  Senatorial race had the third party candidate (3+ / 0-)
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      Kendrick Meek was the the Dem, Rubio the repub and Charlie "Governor Suntan" Crist, the Indy.

      •  Yes, and that one made me about as sick too. (4+ / 0-)

        Meek and Crist split the votes needed to defeat Rubio.  

        I know the progressive "purists" went all in over Meek on principle, but being the realist that I am, I would have preferred backing Crist,who certainly would have caucused with the Dems, rather than suffering with the likes of Rubio who is another Tea Party loyalist.

        As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

        by JaxDem on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 07:09:20 AM PDT

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        •  That was a lousy election night (3+ / 0-)
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          I was in the same camp as you on that one.  Change never happens as quickly as wanted or even needed.  In this case, I would have preferred we compromise and win with the Crist ticket rather than give Rubio a place on the national stage as a Senator from Florida.

          What happens in 2014 for the Governor's race.  Another three way with Skeletor, Sink and Crist? I don't see any other Dems on the trail yet, do you? (Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is making noise, but at this point I don't think that he's a serious contender.)

          •  It *was* a horrid night. (3+ / 0-)
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            Even with all his (stolen) money, I don't think Scott could pull off another win.  Of course it would depend on who we put up in the race, but we don't have any really truly awful folks on the horizon.  I just hope it's not a three way.  

            Found this article from earlier in the month:  Democrats ponder Crist run for Governor

            in which Sink says she will make a decision and announce it after the first of the year.

            Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa and an expert on Sunshine State politics, said Democratic activists are willing to consider Crist because he may be their best shot at defeating Scott in 2014.

            As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

            by JaxDem on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 07:30:35 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah, that was the Rubio race (1+ / 0-)
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      Rubio (R), Crist (I,, but really pulled from mostly Moderate R's and D's outside of AA areas and South Florida) and Kendrick Meek (D, but largely pulled from AA neighborhoods and South Florida.)

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