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Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink, shown working the phone in Clearwater on Nov. 23, supports the Affordable Care Act but has said she would like to see it improved.
March 11, 2014 A closely contested House special election Tuesday is being viewed by the national parties and big-money interests as an early barometer for Obamacare.
November 2, 2010 Rubio won big with the 52% of Floridians who disapproved of Obama, winning about 80% of them. Meanwhile, Democrat Alex Sink won three quarters of Crist voters, suggesting that many Democrats didn't vote for Meek.
Florida U.S. Senate candidates Marco Rubio (from left), Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek share a laugh before their debate Wednesday.
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October 7, 2010 Frontrunner Republican Marco Rubio made no major mistakes in his first debate with independent challenger, Gov. Charlie Crist, and Democrat Rep. Kendrick Meek. Rubio tried to link his opponents to Washington while Crist called Rubio extreme.
October 1, 2010 Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist says he would have run as an independent even if he had a 20-pt lead. The statement strained credulity since it's just not done. But the governor suggested that running as an independent was based on principle, not expedience.
May 7, 2010 Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, a strong conservative in most states, is in serious danger of not surviving Saturday's state Republican convention. If he does not get 40 percent of the delegate vote, his career is over.
April 30, 2010 George LeMieux, the longtime ally of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist who was appointed by Crist to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat, says he will not support his friend in his independent bid for the Senate.
April 28, 2010 Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will end the suspense on Thursday and announce he will quit the race for the Republican nomination for the Senate and run as an independent.
April 27, 2010 With Friday looming as the deadline to leave the GOP Senate primary and run as an independent, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is still saying he has yet to make a decision.
April 19, 2010 Florida Gov. Charlie Crist was once the clear choice of Republicans to become his state's next senator. But he is now likely to lose the primary. Will he now quit his party and run as an independent?
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