Florida governor Charlie Crist has until the end of the month to figure out whether he will stay a Republican. He's running behind a candidate with Tea Party backing in his bid for U.S. Senate and has indicated he might become an independent. Despite this, some suggest the Tea Party effect is exaggerated. Also results of the DFL nominating convention and a look ahead to the Minnesota Republicans' choosing a candidate for governor.
A roundup of the weekend's political news
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