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  • Charlie Crist files for divorce

    02/24/2017 11:31:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is getting divorced less than nine years after becoming the first Florida governor in 42 years to get married while in office....
  • Florida Crowd Laughs At Charlie Crist Claim Hillary Clinton Is ‘Honest’

    09/20/2016 6:26:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 19, 2016 | Caroline May
    A Florida audience offered Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) an uncomfortable reminder of what many Americans think of the Hillary Clinton — namely, that to call Democratic nominee for president “honest” is laughable. Crist, who is challenging Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) for Florida’s 13th Congressional District seat, debated the incumbent Monday night. During the debate, Crist elicited laughter when he praised Clinton and specifically called her “honest.”
  • Candidate Marco Rubio in 2010: An 'Earned Path to Citizenship is Basically Code for Amnesty'

    12/18/2015 5:27:27 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 6/21/13 | Terrance P Jeffrey
    When former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio was running for the Senate in 2010--as a conservative candidate backed by the Tea Party movement--he insisted that illegal aliens inside the United States would need to go home and that giving illegal aliens "an earned path to citizenship," such as his opponent Gov. Charlie Crist, former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain had advocated, was nothing more than a "code for amnesty." Rubio, who won that 2010 election, is now the leading Republican in the U.S. Congress pushing for illegal aliens to be given the earned path to citizenship that...
  • Rubio's Growing Credibility Gap

    11/23/2015 12:07:14 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10-08-2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    “I think it’s just reflective of what’s been going on for the past month or so and the way the race, at least in the establishment lane, has shifted. It’s really Jeb or Marco now.” Thus spoke an “anonymous” Bush donor, quoted in Politico. The edgy and unidentified Bushie inadvertently confessed that all those Establishment types really do consider Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as one of their own. Apparently his Tea Party upset of then-GOP Establishment Governor Charlie Crist was not what it seemed. Senator Rubio has impressed many on the campaign trail. Without doubt his foreign policy concentration is...
  • David Jolly crashes Charlie Crist's campaign kickoff

    10/20/2015 3:31:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | October 20, 2015 | Adam C. Smith
    The real news from the event was U.S. Rep. David Jolly crashing Crist's party to blast the man running to succeed Jolly in Congress. "I care too much about this district, the institution of Congress, and who represents us to lay down and let this huckster walk into office," Jolly said. "He's a fraud. ...He will tell you anything that you want to hear for the sake of trying to get your support." Jolly is stepping down from the seat and running for U.S. Senate -- and attacking Crist is pretty good politics in a competitive GOP Senate primary --...
  • Judge's ruling upends Florida's political landscape

    10/10/2015 8:55:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 10, 2015 | Gary Fineout
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The political careers of several members of Congress — including a Republican seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker — could come to an abrupt halt under a sweeping overhaul of Florida's electoral map. Florida Circuit Judge Terry Lewis on Friday recommended new boundaries for the state's 27 congressional districts, some of which would make it nearly impossible for U.S. Rep. Dan Webster — one of the hard-line conservatives who pushed John Boehner to resign as speaker and then turned on Boehner's No. 2, Kevin McCarthy — to win re-election from his current central Florida...
  • Once Again Florida Could Decide GOP Nomination

    01/01/2015 9:01:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2015 | Matt Towery
    ST. PETERSBURG, FL. In recent presidential election cycles, Florida's primary has basically decided the Republican nomination. In 2008 John McCain received the endorsement of then-Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, and after winning the sunshine state's primary, never looked back. Even more dramatically, Mitt Romney reversed what seemed to be a potentially fatal loss to Newt Gingrich in the South Carolina primary by besting the former speaker just days later in the Florida contest. The fight in 2016 for Florida's rich number of delegates could once again bring an early and final decision in the race for the GOP nomination, especially...
  • Former Fla. gov. Crist on reopening Cuba ties

    12/24/2014 7:02:04 AM PST · by shove_it · 19 replies
    SeeBSnews ^ | 17 Dec 2014
    Florida has long been the home of a large Cuban-American community. The issue of American-Cuban relations is a major issue in the state. Charlie Crist, Florida's former governor, joined CBSN on Wednesday to discuss how President Obama's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba will impact the state. According to Crist, the economic impact will be significant because the easing of restrictions on the island will spur redevelopment. Former Florida gov. Charlie Crist GETTY IMAGES "You talk about housing changes, schooling, infrastructure, the natural launching pad for much of that redevelopment is the state of Florida," Crist said. Cuba is...
  • Huntsman Plays The Useful Idiot For Andrea Mitchell's Romney-Bashing

    s Jon Huntsman headed the way of Charlie Crist? When the 2016 Dem convention rolls around, will we see the also-ran GOP presidential nomination-seeker on the podium, seconding Hillary's nomination? You've got to wonder after Huntsman's toadying performance today as he made the MSNBC rounds. After appearing on Morning Joe earlier, Huntsman turned up on Andrea Mitchell's show. Mitchell posed a laughably-loaded question, bashing Mitt Romney's response to the Obama administration's handling of the embassy attacks. The haughty Huntsman was only too happy to play the useful idiot, concurring that there was "a lot to the criticism" and ripping Romney...
  • Charlie Crist in Washington to party with Obama

    12/16/2014 4:16:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 12/12/14 | Alex Leary
    Charlie Crist visited the White House this morning and plans to attend a holiday party there this evening.... Crist is in town with his wife Carole Crist and they were spotted by former Tampa Bay Times reporter Jennifer Liberto.
  • The Mystery of Millionaire Donor Steve Mostyn: Why Charlie Crist, Why Florida?

    11/22/2014 5:25:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11/21/14 | Nancy Smith
    The biggest mystery that never unraveled in Florida Election 2014 has to be super-uber trial attorney Steve Mostyn. Why would a Houston multimillionaire with no current business in the Sunshine State out-donate billionaire George Soros, giving it to Democrat Charlie Crist's Florida gubernatorial campaign and the Florida Democratic Party? We never did get to the bottom of it. Crist and Mostyn didn't really know each other before the campaign. What did Mostyn want? Soros, founder of the far-left Open Society Institute, who advocates bringing European social democracy to the United States, only gave Crist a smidgen over $1 million. But...
  • How Rick Scott Beat Charlie Crist -- GOP Poll Explains It

    12/03/2014 3:29:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 12/1/14 | Kevin Derby
    The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) released a poll from On Message on Monday which gives a good indication of how Gov. Rick Scott was able to defeat former Gov. Charlie Crist in last month’s Florida general election. The poll of Floridians who voted in November shows Scott did better than expected with Hispanic voters while also taking a majority of male voters and seniors. Scott won the election 48 percent to 47 percent and did well with Hispanics, running almost dead even with Crist. The poll shows 49 percent of Hispanic voters backed the Democrat while 47 percent supported...
  • Congrats, South Florida, You Re-Elected Gov. Rick Scott by Not Showing Up to Vote

    11/07/2014 8:50:02 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 57 replies
    The Miami News Times ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Tim Elfrink
    There's a meme that's been going strong on Reddit's Florida page all summer. It shows Rick Scott and Charlie Crist side-by-side with the caption "Giant Douche Versus Turd Sandwich." That South Park reference seemed to resonate especially in Democrat-rich South Florida. As Riptide noted yesterday, local Facebook feeds and Twitter updates were rich with cynical "Why bother?" messages because of the matchup. Sure enough, Miami-Dade had the worst turnout in Florida yesterday, with Broward not far behind. In a razor-tight election, the result of that voter apathy in those left-leaning bastions became clear by around 10:30 last night: Gov. Rick...
  • Wow! Just Wow!

    11/06/2014 4:17:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    I’d almost forgotten to write this column. I’m sitting here watching election returns, and I am just stunned. Massachusetts? Maryland? MARYLAND?!?! Forget the Senate for a minute, or the massive Republican majority in the House, and think about the fact that Republicans did so well in the gubernatorial races across the country. In Michigan, after passing a “Right-To-Work” law, Gov. Rick Snyder wins handily. Union money and muscle plus President Obama campaigning against him couldn’t sink a man with the Twitter handle @OneToughNerd. Speaking of unions, no one had a bigger target placed on their back by the unions than...
  • A Charlie Crist Mystery.Floridians Bewildered Over Crist Receiving 47 Per-Cent.

    11/05/2014 4:34:13 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 53 replies
    Last night millions of Floridians were in a state of shock watching the Florida returns coming in a little at a time and were just befuddled over the dead-even percentages for both of them. Rick Scott should of handily maintained an 8 to 10 per-cent lead over Crist from the start. No way that 47 percent of Floridians are that dumbfounded! Is it safe to assume that maybe "Seven Percent Of Charlies Votes were either Illegal or Dead"?
  • The buzz: Is Charlie Crist finished in politics?

    11/05/2014 12:32:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 11/5/2014 | By Gary Stein
    It is time for Charlie Crist to realize the simple truth: He doesn’t inspire people to come out and vote. Yes, he was once a popular governor of Florida. But times change, Crist changes, and the electorate changes. And it is time for him to realize his political career, at least as an elected official, really doesn’t have much future. He lost four years ago when he left the Republican Party and became an independent to run for U.S. Senate. Marco Rubio left him in his dust. Tuesday night, against a vulnerable Gov. Rick Scott who not long ago was...
  • Florida governor election 2014: Obama cuts another radio ad — this time for Charlie Crist

    11/04/2014 8:23:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    politico ^ | 11/4/14 | James Hohman
    Charlie Crist is quietly running a last-minute radio ad from President Barack Obama on Florida radio stations with large African-American audiences. “Don’t let anyone or anything keep you from voting,” the president says in the ad.
  • AP: Rick Scott defeats Charlie Crist in tight race for Fla. governor

    11/04/2014 8:15:56 PM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 04 2014 04:55:30 PM EST Updated 3 m
    Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott has won re-election, turning back former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist -- who was trying to return to office as a Democrat. The Associated Press declared Scott the winner Tuesday night with nearly all precincts reporting. He held nearly 49 percent of the vote to Crist's nearly 47 percent.
  • Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott Wins Re-Election As Crist Will Reportedly Call For Recount

    11/04/2014 8:21:12 PM PST · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | 11/4/2014 | CBS staff
    The Associated Press declared Scott the winner Tuesday night with nearly all precincts reporting. He held nearly 49 percent of the vote to Crist’s nearly 47 percent. WTSP-TV reports that Crist will not be giving a concession speech and will be calling for a recount.
  • Crist campaign files motion to extend voting hours in Broward County

    11/04/2014 4:01:47 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    My Fox Tampa Bay ^ | 11-4-2014 | Tampa Bay Staff
    <p>Charlie Crist's campaign has filed a motion to extend voting hours in Broward County.</p>