Statements from the Florida: 2010 U.S. Senate's race

"If there were not derivatives, there would be no bank loans at all today."

"My opponent here has accepted money from Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae (and) hosted subprime mortgage seminars."  

The U.S. spends $4 billion on research and development for energy, while spending $350 billion on oil from foreign countries, "many of whom are our enemies."

Jeff Greene "is the king of the undercover Credit Default Swap that brought about the destruction of our economy that we have right now."

"When I become the nominee, the Democratic nominee, I will be the only pro-choice candidate on the ballot."

"BP is setting up claims offices throughout the state."

"Gov. Crist's veto also clears the way for taxpayer funding of abortion in Florida."

Charlie Crist "bizarrely vetoed" $9.7 million for a teaching hospital at the University of Florida "despite having previously argued the budget request had merit."

"Kendrick Meek is the only candidate who has consistently been against expanded drilling."

"Jeff Greene only moved from California to Florida in the last two years. In fact, he would not legally be allowed to run for any other statewide office because he has not lived here long enough to meet the residency requirement."

On returning Republican campaign contributions.

"I got a letter from 20 people who said they wanted their money back, 14 never gave me a penny."

On the Arizona immigration law.

"The governor switched his position once again on offshore oil drilling."

On whether to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent.

"By registration fewer than 20 percent of Florida voters are Independents."

Says Crist campaign website "has eliminated all references to our Republican Party."

On running for the U.S. Senate as an independent.

The passage of the teacher tenure bill in the Fla. Legislature was like the health care bill in Congress because one party jammed it through.

Crist sent his "top policy staffer to the House Committee to testify in support of the proposal," then vetoed the bill.

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