Florida's congressional election might get even more exciting. When Crist decided to skip the primary and run as an independent, the obvious conclusion was that he would split the Republican vote and possibly hand the election to a Democrat.
Money will not be an issue for (Jeff) Greene, listed in Forbes magazine as one of the 400 richest people in the world. He says he will refuse campaign contributions from special interests and limit individual donations to his campaign to $100.
Greene will challenge once long-shot Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek for the nomination. Now that Crist and Republican Marco Rubio will split votes, the Democrats naturally have a better shot of winning the seat. Meek is generally seen as a weak candidate, and Greene’s thinking appears to be that he can mount a well-funded campaign against Crist and Rubio.