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Beating Crist



How can U.S. Rep. Jim Davis possibly beat charming Charlie Crist, the telegenic, lavishly funded Republican gubernatorial candidate who stuck to the ideological center throughout a sometimes bruising GOP primary?

A) He probably won’t. B) But there’s way too much material for Democrats to work with to chalk this up as a foregone conclusion yet.
Davis emerged as the Democrats’ wounded Democratic nominee Tuesday. He had underestimated Rod Smith’s strength from the start, saw his 20-point primary lead evaporate, and now faces an even tougher — much tougher — general election campaign. More here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:44pm]


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