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Martinez: Expect Crist to run for senate



Roll Call: Retiring Sen. Mel Martinez (R) said this week that there’s a strong likelihood Gov. Charlie Crist (R) will run for his open Senate seat in 2010 and added that if that does happen, he is not interested in trading jobs with Crist.

Martinez said Crist would be “a fine Senator.” When asked whether he has any desire to seek the top job in Tallahassee, Martinez said he has the private sector in his sights after he leaves the Senate. He will have served only one Senate term, but he came to Capitol Hill after serving in the administration of President George W. Bush.

“I think there’s going to be a real scramble for the governorship, but I don’t think I’m on the short list,” Martinez said.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 5:56pm]


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