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Fla Dems in NC ambivalent about Charlie Crist



crist_238352a.jpgCharlie Crist's Democratic coming-out party kicks off Thursday night at Bank of America Stadium.

The former self-described "as conservative as you can get" governor will tell tens of thousands of spectators and many more watching on television why he supports Barack Obama's re-election. It's the latest big move in the remarkable journey of the lifelong-Republican-turned independent, and by most accounts another step toward Crist running for governor again in 2014 — as a Democrat.

And what do hundreds of Democratic activists gathered in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention think? Meh.

"I won't automatically dismiss him, but I'm not saying yes to him either," said Ed Sarfaty of Lake Worth, recounting that several people on his bus ride from Florida to North Carolina were talking about walking out when Crist gets up to speak.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 9:36pm]


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