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Another key date for Charlie Crist's senate deliberations



June 18. Why? Because that's the when ballots are printed for the Aug. 24 primary. One option not yet off the table is for Charlie Crist to qualify for the Republican primary and spend the next seven weeks pounding on Marco Rubio and/or praying for more dirt to emerge on the Miami frontrunner.

If it still looks bleak by then, Crist could drop out of the race in time to have his name removed from the ballot. He wouldn't have to face an electoral loss and he wouldn't be accused of betraying his party.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:31am]


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