Crist Will Decide by Thursday Whether to Run as an Independent

Will he run as an independent, or won't he? Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has said he will decide by Thursday, the Associated Press reports. Crist said so publicly after a Cabinet meeting today.

From the AP's report:
Asked what's changed that's making him consider an independent run, Crist quietly responded that he didn't know.

Crist has until noon on Friday to decide whether to leave his Republican primary for U.S. Senate, which he trails by over 20 percentage points to conservative adversary Marco Rubio. After that, the Florida Elections Division filing deadline will have passed, and Crist will not be able to get on the ballot as an independent.