Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida faced new pressure today to abandon his campaign to win the state’s Republican nomination for the United States Senate, with the head of the party’s senatorial re-election committee declaring that Mr. Crist has “zero chance” to win.
Rob Jesmer, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, made the dire prediction in a memo to party officials and fund-raisers in Florida and Washington. The message is the strongest indication yet that Mr. Crist has lost support of the Republican establishment in his race with Marco Rubio, a former state legislative leader whose Senate candidacy has flourished with help from Tea Party supporters.
The newspaper quoted Crist as saying he’s still weighing his options on an independent run. The deadline for that is two weeks away.
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