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Charlie Crist Makes Big Announcement

8:37 am - 12/08/2012
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced on Twitter Friday that he has joined the Democratic Party.

Crist was first elected to the governorship as a Republican in 2006. He ran for the U.S. Senate as an independent in 2010, losing a three-way race to Republican Marco Rubio.

Crist’s tweet read:"Proud and honored to join the Democratic Party in the home of President @Barack Obama!"

His message included a photo of him with an unidentified woman holding up a Florida voter registration application.

Crist signed the papers changing his affiliation from independent to Democrat at a Christmas reception at The White House, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Crist spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte that nominated Obama for a second term, and had campaigned for Obama's reelection in Florida.

A message left for Crist by The Associated Press wasn't immediately returned Friday night.

Crist, 56, is viewed as a potential Democratic challenger to Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott in 2014.


It may not be the announcement that some people have expected, but it's still a pretty big deal.
cozmic_oceanz 8th-Dec-2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Sorry to post twice but I can't edit my first comment again!

Didn't Charlie Christ do a lot of shitty, douchebaggery things in FL, or was that just Rick Scott (like Stand Your Ground)? Hmm..very curious about how his policies will shape out.
eversofar 8th-Dec-2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
i'm not a fan of charlie crist, but scott is way worse than crist ever was. the stand your ground law predates both of them however.

edited b/c i apparently cannot spell crist's name

Edited at 2012-12-08 08:11 pm (UTC)
danceprincess20 9th-Dec-2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
He wasn't great but he's much, much better than Rick Scott.
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