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John McCain: 'I still think Charlie will win'



Sen. John McCain is known as a straight talker but he can dodge with the best of them. Asked if pal Charlie Crist's embrace of the stimulus was a political mistake, McCain demurred.

"I don't know. I haven't kept up enough to really know about that. I can't judge other people," he told the Buzz. This comes from a guy who recently told Imus "hell no" he didn't support the stimulus.

McCain said Marco Rubio is "mounting a serious threat," but quickly added, "I still think Charlie will win." The Arizona Republican and 2008 presidential nominee, who won Florida in part due to Crist's endorsement, said he would campaign with the governor if asked. "Sure, if he wants me."

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:10pm]


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