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Bob Dole: Charlie Crist said he would have voted Republican



The Topeka Capital-Journal has a story on a recuperating Bob Dole that includes this nugget:

From his hospital room, he was active in supporting several conservative candidates he believed in, including Charles Crist, who ran for a U.S. Senate seat from Florida as an independent. Dole told one reporter he extracted a promise that Crist would vote for Republican control of the Senate if elected.

Crist, a former Florida governor, lost that Senate race to conservative Republican Marco Rubio.

Dole's story stands in stark constrast to the aggressive courting Crist did of Democrats in the final weeks of the campaign.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 11:34am]


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