Lots of speculation that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is at the least weighing the idea of running for Senate in 2010. McClatchy writes, "Crist didn't quell the hype Monday, insisting that he's ''focused on Florida'' but refusing to rule out running for Sen. Mel Martinez's seat in 2010. He's likely to keep everybody guessing until the annual legislative session ends May 1."
The Washington Post's Cillizza reports that Crist is "long shot" to run for Senate, however. That matches what we've heard as well. Says one GOP source with knowledge of Florida politics: "Crist is looking at it. Count me as doubtful but he's getting the hard press."