Rumor Patrol: Biden and Crist Did Not Meet In Florida

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Florida Politicos are agog, passing along speculation that Gov. Charlie Crist and Vice President Joe Biden had a secret dinner meeting in Miami on January 16, ostensibly to talk about Crist's potentially abandoning his Republican Senate bid and running as an independent or a Democrat.  The rumors are completely false, but numerous reporters contacted the Vice President's office to ask about them today. Even a mere hint that Crist was thinking about running as an independent or a Democrat would virtually guarantee a primary win for Marco Rubio, his opponent.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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