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National Republicans ditching the Charlie Crist rule after disappointing election

78345.6a00d83451b05569e2012875b7712a970c-450wi.jpgRemember the National Republican Senatorial Committee's instant endorsement of Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate? The disaster led to a hands-off approach in backing candidates in primaries.

But one disaster spawned a new one, with candidates such as Todd Aiken emerging and Democrats holding the Senate. Now Republicans are signaling they will be more involved in 2014, effectively throwing out the Crist rule.

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