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Who's Omar Khan?

@adamsmithtimes

This is not officially confirmed yet, but we hear that Charlie Crist is poised to hire veteran political operative Omar Khan as campaign manager for his Democratic campaign for Florida governor, Who?, some of you may ask.

Khan is not an A-list campaign campaign manager that one might expect for a marquee race like Florida's gubernatorial campaign. Not sure he's ever run a campaign, for that matter.

But he certainly knows Florida. Buzz has known Khan at least since he helped Pinellas state Rep. Charlie Jusice win a highly competitive state senate race and since has run into him in state after state covering the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. We've heard nothing but lavish praise for his political skills and people skills..

Still, this could be his toughest gig yet: Managing a candidate who prefers to call his own shots, answer mainly to his own gut, and take advice from a vast array of advisers.

Khan currently works at EPA as Director of Public Engagement, and we don't know when he formally starts with Crist. Previously he was director of Congressional and Intergovermental relations for Obama's Hurricane Sandy Task Force.

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The Professor

Wasn't Omar Khan a famous Mongolian war lord?

Ed Jenkins

The people are not surprised that this scumbag crist has not been able to find a decent campaign manager since anyone who is wise knows that the most hated former governor is a sure loser in elections as he previously lost the republican primary vote and by near record margins in the general election and wise campaign managers know that the inevitable meltdown will come at some point in the campaign.

Captain Kirk


KHANNNNNNNN!!!!!

Pablo

The people are not surprised to learn in the latest polls that Crist continues to lead Scott, even though Scott and the GOP have been spending millions of dollars in ad campaigns trying to destroy Crist, just as they did to McCollum in the last campaign. After 3 years of Scott, the people have seen enough.

D

Oh look its pablo the immature prick home from school and back in mommy's basement on his computer. Get back on your raft and return to your communist home.

Tom Clay

Hey Dummy, you're still around wasting time? I'm not gonna leave and give up all this free stuff I get here. I'm not a dummy like you are. hahahahahaha

Bill McCollum

Pablo you speak the truth.

I am still pissed at what Scott did to my good name!

Doris Weatherford

My husband and I have known Omar since he was a USF student. He's a true gentleman, the kind of person that we need many more of in politics. He cares deeply about the issues, is honest and selfless. We wish him well, no matter what he does.

Joe Phillips

Wasn't he the founder of the Khan Film Festival?

Szj

General McCollum:
Your former campaign manager has close working relationship w governor Scott!.
SJ

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