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Dem analyst: Forget Meek, invest $$ on Sink

Nate Silver at is not so optimistic about Democrats' chances of picking off Florida's open senate seat: "Marco Rubio, who has shown no inclination to exit stage right for Charlie Crist, has started to rack up some endorsements like those of Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush Jr. Even if Rubio were to upset Crist in the Republican primary, however, he'd still stand a decent-enough chance in the general election, as the field of Democratic candidates started out fairly weak and is getting weaker. Democrats might do better to concentrate their resources on the gubernatorial race instead, where popular state CFO Alex Sink is running and could help deliver Florida to them in 2012."

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 6:03pm]


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