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See new campaign ads by Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek

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September

It's approaching do-or-die time for Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek.

To have any shot at prevailing in Florida's unprecedented three-way U.S. Senate race, Crist needs to marginalize Democratic nominee Meek, who in turn needs to knock down lingering perceptions that he can't win.

It may be Florida's first statewide race featuring three serious contenders, but at this stage Republican nominee Marco Rubio, 39, can largely float above the fray while independent Crist, 54, and Democrat Meek, 44, vie to be the main alternative to Rubio. Crist is banking on winning strong support from Democratic voters, largely with a simple message: "I can win."

See two new ads released by Crist (above) and Meek (below):

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 11:06pm]

    

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