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Florida governor, trailing in Senate primary race, to run as independent

ALTERNATIVE FUEL - President Obama wants to triple ethanol production in 12 years to reduce dependence on foreign oil. Yesterday, agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack and Obama viewed samples at POET Biorefining in Macon, Mo. ALTERNATIVE FUEL - President Obama wants to triple ethanol production in 12 years to reduce dependence on foreign oil. Yesterday, agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack and Obama viewed samples at POET Biorefining in Macon, Mo. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ Associated Press)
April 29, 2010

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Charlie Crist of Florida, headed for defeat in the Republican Senate primary, intends to bolt the party and run as an independent, two confidants said yesterday, setting up an unpredictable three-way race for a seat that once seemed his to lose. (Full article: 917 words)

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