Chambliss, Perdue to host fund-raiser for Crist

Saxby Chambliss’s office just confirmed that the U.S. senator and Gov. Sonny Perdue will host a March 15 fund-raiser at the Georgian Club for Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.

Crist is locked in a bitter Republican primary with former Florida house speaker Marco Rubio for a U.S. Senate nomination.

Already, Georgia is seeing some spin-offs from the battle.

Rubio has been championed in Georgia by Erick Erickson of Redstate fame and other GOP hardcores. This won’t make them happy.

On the other hand, Crist has been described by many as the most reluctant governor in the tri-state water negotiations. So maybe he and Perdue can use the event to come to an understanding.

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25 comments Add your comment

Sam None

March 8th, 2010
11:04 am

With help like that…..congratulations Senator Rubio

Jim Frazier

March 8th, 2010
11:09 am

I’ll bet Sen. Lee Hawkins will be there.

Hawkins-Crist-Biden, the three stooges.


March 8th, 2010
11:15 am

Backing the wrong horse, Rubio will winn by 10 lengths.

Jim Frazier

March 8th, 2010
11:21 am

Rubio is the real deal, he will win in the upcoming election.

I don’t see the logic in some of our officials getting behind Crist.


March 8th, 2010
11:32 am

Is Charlie Crist the best candidate? What is his record as Governor?????


March 8th, 2010
11:33 am

Saxby showing his true colors…


March 8th, 2010
12:06 pm

Chambliss will NEVER get my vote again. I have a long memory.


March 8th, 2010
12:26 pm

With all the help Crist has offered GA in the water wars???????????? Guess since we have plenty of water that’s all behind us??


March 8th, 2010
12:45 pm

Rubio is an opportunity to start turning this country around. Too bad Crist has to go out of state to find support. Georgian’s don’t vote in Florida.

Georgia Moderate

March 8th, 2010
12:45 pm

Never in a million years would I expect that Perdue and Chambliss would support Crist. Charlie Crist has caused nothing but outrage in Florida, and Sonny and Saxby always seemed like fairly straight-shooters to me, although Perdue may have been born in a log cabin.


March 8th, 2010
1:19 pm

%#$@%%%# they just don’t get it. We are purging the GOP of progressives and here comes Saxby and Sonny going the other direction.

Keith II

March 8th, 2010
1:27 pm

And Senator Hawkins with them! Enough is enough!


March 8th, 2010
1:39 pm

Bob Irvin for US Senate.

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Johnny I

March 8th, 2010
1:44 pm

Saxby is in the back pocket of the Sugar Industry. Crist screwed the Fla taxpayer to help the Sugar Industry. Easy to understand what Saxby is doing and why, just follow the money.


March 8th, 2010
2:22 pm

No more votes from me Chambliss


March 8th, 2010
3:19 pm

Saxby & Sonny you just lost this families votes. Have you not noticed how large the Tea Party is in Georgia.


March 8th, 2010
4:48 pm

Go Tea Party Go! Destroy the Republican Party from within and further marginalize the right wing. Go go go.


March 8th, 2010
4:52 pm

Yep, Saxby – We have LONG memories. No more votes from this household. Sonny, you’re done anyway. Dont let the door hit ya on the way out. Ray McBerry for Governor!

Saxby Shameless does it again

March 8th, 2010
5:45 pm

How did my fellow Georgians let this clown get re-elected.
He is an embarrassment to the State and to conservatives.

SAXBY, as your employer, I am requesting your resignation, NOW!

Strom Thurman

March 8th, 2010
8:49 pm

I don’t remember giving you the day off! Get back to working for Georgians. That’s what we elected you to do.

STS Stop the Spending

March 9th, 2010
9:19 am

It takes a RINO to know a RINO. As a lifelong Republican and party worker I will NEVER vote for or support another RINO, namely, Chambliss, Perdue and Isakson. Just because they want to spend money at a lesser rate than Obama and the Democrats doesn’t mean they are any less quilty of betraying the American people, indebting future generations and compromising our national security with obligations to foreign counties that really don’t like us and will someday use it against us. WE, the past supporters of these betrayers of American ideals and common sense, are to blame as well. Our Republic will not stand as long as we have to vote between the lesser of two evils.

Just A Grunt

March 9th, 2010
10:33 am

There is a recent poll out that shows 56% of respondents simply want Crist gone. They need to keep their noses out of the primary fight and back whoever the state of Florida chooses if they are trying to build some sort of Republican street cred.

Russell Carlisle

March 9th, 2010
4:37 pm

The fundraiser for Crist is just rearranging the chairs on the Titanic. I have been predicting Crist’s demise since November 2009. In fact, I expect Crist to drop out about the same time McCain drops out in Arizona, probably for “health reasons”. Crist and McCain, the “Napoleonic Complex Twins”, and will hopefully go down togethger..

Isakson at least has the common sense to stay out of Crist’s campaign. Of course Isakaon is in an unpopular re-election campaign himself. Check out Rasmussen Reports for details:

[...] mind soon. In neighboring Georgia, the news that U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Gov. Sonny Perdue are hosting an Atlanta fundraiser for Crist has not gone over very well in Georgia Republican circles. If Crist [...]