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Charlie Crist surprised to learn he's in running for Clinton's VP

This guy for Clinton's VP? In a word: "No."

[Don Morris | Times]

This guy for Clinton's VP? In a word: "No."



Like most political observers, former Florida governor Charlie Crist thought he had a good handle on who Hillary Clinton was considering for her VP, which she's expected to announce soon. 

But then his phone started ringing from reporters about a tweet from CBC News Alerts claiming that he, Charlie Crist, candidate for U.S. Congress, was in fact on Clinton's short list.

And then helpfully:

Could it be true? "Not that I'm aware of," Crist told The Buzz, laughing. "I don't know where it's coming from, to be honest." CBC News is a Canadian media outlet, "Canada's TV, radio and online newsleader," according to its Twitter bio. It issued a corrected tweet.

And then:

Crist said he hadn't read the tweets. He said he knew that Clinton was coming on Friday to Tampa, when he plans to meet with her. "But that's it," he said. The ex-Republican has been watching the RNC this week. He's not a fan. "(Rudy) Giuliani was over the top," Crist said. "It's disappointing to see what has happened to that party. It's sad."

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:21pm]


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