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John McCain says Charlie Crist would be 'very competitive' candidate for governor

John McCain and Charlie Crist during the 2008 presidential campaign

John McCain and Charlie Crist during the 2008 presidential campaign

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Sen. John McCain says Charlie Crist would be a tough candidate if he decides to challenge Gov. Rick Scott, as expected.

"There are a lot of people who thought he did a good job when he was governor," McCain told the Tampa Bay Times. "Everything I hear from my friends in Florida is he's going to be very competitive."

McCain said it was a couple months ago when last spoke with Crist -- who got passed over for Sarah Palin in McCain's 2008 presidential run -- and added that he's not surprised Crist became a Democrat. "He was real angry with the whole scenario that took place."

Would you help his campaign? "I couldn't do that. But I'm not sure I could campaign against him."

Extra: A look at the return of Maverick McCain.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:31pm]

    

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