And if Charlie Crist wins as an independent?

Republican senators seem willing to welcome him to their ranks

Published April 28, 2010 3:29PM (EDT)

All signs point to Charlie Crist announcing tomorrow that he'll run for the Senate in Florida as an independent. Now the speculation begins: Which party will he caucus with if he wins in November?

Our Mike Madden actually looked at this very question last week. The upshot: the Republican senators who were willing to talk about the possbility of a Crist victory said they'd welcome him into their ranks. "I think we'd want him to caucus with us -- I would," Lindsey Graham told us.

You can read Mike's whole story here.

By Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki is an MSNBC host and political correspondent. Previously, he hosted “Up with Steve Kornacki” on Saturday and Sunday 8-10 a.m. ET and was a co-host on MSNBC’s ensemble show “The Cycle.” He has written for the New York Observer, covered Congress for Roll Call, and was the politics editor for Salon. His book, which focuses on the political history of the 1990s, is due out in 2017.

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