Remember how in August 2009 Charlie Crist was so certain of being elected to the U.S. Senate that he named a friend and former chief of staff to keep the seat warm for him?
For that and many other reasons, Democrats should not buy the idea that the former governor and former Republican could win easily against Gov. Rick Scott. Democrats are strutting after the 2012 election. President Barack Obama won the state for the second time. The party gained seats in Congress and the Legislature. Last weekend’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner set records for attendance and fund-raising. Realistic Democrats, though, surely understand that the 2014 election will be different.
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