Controversy in House District 58 race, Charlie Crist loses another straw poll, and high speed rail: Mitch Perry Report 1.12.10

Two weeks from today, voters in Florida House District 58 will go to the polls to select Democratic and Republican candidates to run in February to replace Mike Scionti in that seat.  Though turnout will probably be low, the intensity is high.  And the issue of race is playing a part.

Charlie Crist lost another straw poll yesterday. That's gotta hurt, especially when it was in his home county of Pinellas, and indications are that he was trying to have a good show.  (And you can read Chris Ingram's piece on the vote here).

And local elected officials and others will come out in Tampa today root for the home team - that is, for Florida to get some stimulus money for high speed rail.

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