Based on everything I’ve read in the last 24 hours, the broad consensus is that Charlie Crist has no shot to win the U.S. Senate election in Florida. Why? The main reason is because the voters in Florida now know (if they didn’t before) that Crist is only in politics to serve himself, and they won’t vote for a man who so obviously lacks principles.
This news certainly won’t help Crist either. From CNN:
Crist’s name to be buried on Florida ballot
Gov. Charlie Crist’s decision announcement Thursday that he will run for Senate as an unaffiliated candidate means that his name will be placed beneath at least eight others on Florida’s general election ballot in November.
According to the Florida Secretary of State’s office, the order that candidates are listed on the state’s ballot is predetermined by law. The winner of the Republican primary will receive top billing, followed by the winner of the Democratic primary and then any candidates who have qualified to run as members of Florida’s more than 30 registered “minor parties.” These candidates are listed in the order in which they qualified for the ballot.