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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.”
  • Obama endorses Charlie Crist for Congress

    06/20/2016 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 21 replies
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/20/16 | JOEL GEHRKE
    President Obama has endorsed former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who held office as a Republican but switched parties after losing the 2010 Senate race, in a bid to pick off a GOP-held congressional seat. "Gov. Charlie Crist has always put people above politics — and we need more of that in Washington," Obama said in a statement released by the Crist campaign. "I know he'll bring the people's voice to Congress, and I've got his back." The Democratic National Committee confirmed the endorsement to the Washington Examiner.
  • Déjà Charlie All Over Again for Crist: If he loses this one, will he run for school board?

    10/22/2015 5:41:55 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    am spectator ^ | 10/21/15 | l thornberry
    Political perennial Charlie Crist is at it again. He announced Tuesday that he will run for the Florida congressional seat now held by Republican David Jolly, who will run for the U.S. Senate seat Marco Rubio is relinquishing to run for president. For those who’ve lost track, which would be easy to do, Crist is seeking the Florida 13 seat as a Democrat. This is Crist’s latest, though perhaps not his final, party affiliation in a career in which he has the distinction of having lost statewide elections as a Republican (U.S. Senate 1998), an independent (U.S. Senate 2010), and...
  • Ex-Republican Gov. Crist running for Congress as a Democrat

    10/20/2015 6:53:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/20/15 | TAMARA LUSH and BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist will once again try to revive his political career as a Democrat, with an announcement Tuesday that he will run for Congress after losing his last two statewide elections. "We have a problem in Washington, there's no question about it. Washington does not listen to the people. Unfortunately Washington bickers with itself," Crist told about 40 supporters who gathered in Crist's hometown of St. Petersburg on Tuesday morning. Crist was once considered a rising star in the Republican Party. He served as Florida governor from 2007 until 2011 and was...
  • Former Gov. Charlie Crist to announce run for Congress today

    10/20/2015 4:54:17 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 35 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/20/15 | Sun Sentinel
    Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is expected to announce he's running for Congress as a Democrat in an attempt to return to politics.
  • The Myth of Jeb’s Protégé

    01/16/2015 4:32:33 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | S.V. DÁTE
    Plato and Aristotle. Freud and Jung. Obi-wan and Anakin. Jeb and Marco? Under today’s received political wisdom, the two Florida Republicans and would-be presidents are a first-ballot, sure-fire bet for the mentor-protégé hall of fame. It’s rare to see a mention of the two men of late that does not include “mentor” or “protégé” or both. Former Gov. Jeb Bush, 61, is the master, and Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, the disciple, faithfully bearing the conservative torch. (SNIP) Rubio, though, followed a much different path. From the West Miami city commission, he ran for an open state House seat in a...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • What's next for Charlie Crist? [Florida Dem Party In Shambles]

    11/06/2014 7:36:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 103 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | 11/5/14 | Zac Anderson
    Democrats bet big on Charlie Crist’s bid for governor, and his loss Tuesday is not only a potential career-ending outcome for one of Florida’s most prominent political figures of the last two decades, but also another gut check for a party at a low point in statewide influence... Democrats lost six seats in the state House of Representatives, giving the GOP a super majority. The partisan makeup of the state Senate did not change, but Republicans are still just one lawmaker shy of their all-time high. Additionally, every Cabinet position — governor, attorney general, chief financial officer and agriculture commissioner...
  • 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>
  • Rick Scott visits black churchgoers in Broward, Charlie Crist attends services in Delray Beach

    11/02/2014 3:23:53 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 11/2/14 | Anthony Man, David Fleshler
    ....ick Scott attended early services Sunday at Broward's oldest Baptist Church, softly pitching his re-election to black churchgoers. His four minutes of remarks to more than 500 congregants at First Baptist Church Piney Grove in Lauderdale Lakes concentrated on the biographical, touched on policy, and emphasized his faith. "Jesus Christ is my savior," he said to a chorus of amens and clapping. The governor described his "wonderful Christian mother and very wonderful Christian grandmother, and they told me all along that Jesus Christ was my savior. From a very young man I learned the importance of believing in Jesus Christ,...
  • Rick Scott Beating Charlie Crist in Florida Chamber Poll

    10/30/2014 3:15:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/30/14 | Kevin Derby
    A new poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute shows Gov. Rick Scott with the lead over former Gov. Charlie Crist. The Florida Chamber is backing Scott for another term. The poll of likely voters, taken by Cherry Communications, shows Scott ahead with 44 percent and Crist at 39 percent, outside the margin of error. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie takes 4 percent
  • Poll: Governor’s race remains close with slight edge to Charlie Crist over Rick Scott

    10/30/2014 6:43:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 31 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/30/2014 | Marc Caputo
    Charlie Crist has slightly nudged ahead of Gov. Rick Scott in Quinnipiac University’s latest poll that shows the Democrat picks up 43 percent support from likely voters to the incumbent’s 40 percent. That apparent 3 percentage point lead for Crist is essentially a tie because it’s within the poll’s margin of error, but the poll of 800 likely voters indicates Crist has some momentum on his side. Last week, Quinnipiac surveyed the governor’s race and found it dead even between Crist and Scott, with each getting 42 percent. So the contest has shifted a net 3 percentage points in Crist’s...
  • Independent Voters Boost Crist In Florida, Quinnipiac...Poll Finds...

    10/30/2014 3:18:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 10/30/14
    A jump in support from independent likely voters in the Florida governor's race leaves Democrat Charlie Crist with 43 percent, inches ahead of Republican incumbent Gov. Rick Scott with 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie has 8 percent, with 9 percent undecided. This compares to results of an October 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, showing Gov. Scott and Crist tied 42 - 42 percent, with Wyllie at 7 percent. With Wyllie out of the race, Crist gets 45 percent to Scott's 42 percent. Men and women remain divided...
  • 0ptimus FL poll: Rick Scott 42%, Charlie Crist 39%

    10/28/2014 4:36:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/27/14 | Marc Caputo
    The new Republican data analytics firm, 0ptimus, has released another mega-robopoll with some good news for Gov. Rick Scott: He's narrowly leading Democrat Charlie Crist. The race is still technically a tie but Scott's lead of 2.4 percentage points (41.9-39.4 percent) is almost outside the poll's error margin.
  • South Florida's Early Voting Weekend is a warning sign for Charlie Crist

    10/27/2014 7:55:49 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 44 replies
    Saturday and Sunday marked the first chance for voters to head to the early voting polls on a weekend, a time when Democrats could really show in force and put a big dent in Republicans’ lead in casting pre-Election Day ballots. But there was no huge surge in Democrat-rich Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Intriguingly in the three counties, the total number of people who early voted Saturday was greater than Sunday – the day when black voters were expected to have the first of two “Souls to the Polls” voting events after church. Some Democrats are starting to...