Republican-turned-independent Gov. Charlie Crist is now courting Democrat dollars as he campaigns for the U.S. Senate.

The Miami Herald reported on Thursday:

A governor who once courted conservatives by calling himself a “Jeb Bush Republican” is getting help from liberal trial lawyers, union activists and even elected Democrats, who are shunning their party’s Senate hopefuls, wealthy Palm Beach businessman Jeff Greene and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami.

Real Clear Politics, citing several polls, indicates Crist and Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio lead this race, ahead of Democrats Kendrick Meek.

Meek once was the only Democrat in the Senate race, but now finds himself in a heated battle with fellow Democrat Jeff Greene, leading up to the Aug. 24 primary.

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