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Crist to announce plans Thursday

From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Charlie Crist is expected to announce his Senate plans Thursday.

"Speaking to reporters after Tuesday's Cabinet meeting, Crist said, 'I'd like to wrap it up,'" AP reports. "Asked what has changed that's making him consider an independent run, Crist quietly responded, 'I don't know.'"

Adam Smith at the St. Pete Times also floats this possibility:

"Another key date for Charlie Crist's senate deliberations June 18. Why? Because that's the when ballots are printed for the Aug. 24 primary. One option not yet off the table is for Charlie Crist to qualify for the Republican primary and spend the next seven weeks pounding on Marco Rubio and/or praying for more dirt to emerge on the Miami frontrunner. If it still looks bleak by then, Crist could drop out of the race in time to have his name removed from the ballot. He wouldn't have to face an electoral loss and he wouldn't be accused of betraying his party."