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A Florida Democratic presidential straw poll?



Charlie Crist killed the idea on the Republican side, but state Democratic Chairwoman Karen Thurman is still open to holding a non-binding beauty contest vote at the state party convention at Disney 10/26-28. The party executive committee on Sunday voted to hold off on a decision until later in the summer.

Most of the presidential candidates are expected at that state convention. But somehow we suspect some might threaten to skip it if the face a straw poll that could require big money to organize for a strong showing. Remeber that Bill Clinton always credited FL's straw poll for giving him the shot he needed to win the nomination.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:27pm]


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