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Florida Governor Charlie Crist answers a question from the media at the Governor's Hurricane Conference at the Broward County Convention Center on May 14, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Earlier in the week the Republican Governor announced he would seek the nomination for the open Florida Senate seat in 2010 after Senator Mel Martinez said he would not run for reelection. By Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

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