5.13.2009

POPCORN ALERT: Crist Senate Bid Outrages Conservatives; NRSC Boycott Urged.

Get your popcorn boys & girls. This one's gonna be good. Almost as good as Toomey vs. Specter would have been.

From HuffPo:

Another fierce ideological rift has opened up within the Republican Party. Conservatives are up in arms over Charlie Crist's Senate run and the support Crist has received from the national Republican establishment.

Crist, the governor of Florida who announced his Senate candidacy on Tuesday, is seen as a moderate on many issues, and his recent backing of Obama's stimulus plan has drawn the ire of many GOP activists.

Conservatives in the blogosphere are particularly incensed. Erik Erickson at the prominent blog RedState is calling for a boycott of the National Republican Senatorial Committee over its endorsement of Crist:

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