Mark Penn To Raise Money For Charlie Crist

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August 9, 2010 6:38 a.m.
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In yet another sign of how Gov. Charlie Crist (I-FL) is mopping up Democratic support in the Florida Senate race, the ex-Republican is now getting some fundraising help from none other than Mark Penn.

The former top pollster and campaign strategist for Hillary Clinton will be hosting a $4,800-per-person fundraising reception for Crist this Wednesday, the St. Petersburg Times reports. This development shows the further marginalization of Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek and Dem businessman Jeff Greene. In the TPM Poll Averages, Crist leads Rubio and Meek by 37.8%-33.2%-14.7%, and Crist leads Rubio and Greene by 37.5%-32.9%-16.4%.

Memo to Crist: By all means, take Penn’s money. But whatever you do besides that, do not let him give you any advice about micro-targeting Dem voters.

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