According to The Fix, Chris Cilizza’s blog on the Washington Post, Charlie Crist is ready to jet out of Tallahassee.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is expected to announce his decision on the 2010 Senate race by May 5 with several informed sources suggesting to the Fix that he is a near-lock to run for the seat being vacated by Sen. Mel Martinez (R).
If Crist jumps into the Senate race, the Governor’s race will be a toss-up, with Alex Sink and Bill McCollum seen as the front-runner’s in their respective primaries. The Senate race could also feature a bruising primary challenge from Marco Rubio, who has shown no intentions of backing out were Crist to announce his entry in the race.
Crist has previously said he would make a decision by the end of the legislative session, and as yet, there has been no word on whether or not the extension of the session by one week will effect the timing of his decision.