Charlie Crist is a Democratic former governor of Florida who works for Morgan & Morgan, a personal injury law firm. Crist was elected governor in 2006 as a Republican. He did not seek re-election, instead losing a U.S. Senate race to Republican Marco Rubio, during which time Crist left the GOP. In December 2012, he registered as a Democrat. He previously served as Florida education commissioner, attorney general and state senator.
Crist was born in Altoona, Pa., on July 24, 1956. He graduated from St. Petersburg High School and attended Wake Forest, Florida State and Samford universities. Crist and his wife, Carole, live in St. Petersburg.
In a bad sign for Charlie Crist's fledgling gubernatorial bid, his hotshot new campaign manager has left the team.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday said he was not running for governor and distanced himself from a recent POLITICO report that he might consider it if Democratic candidate Charlie Crist got in trouble.
In his election bid, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is making an issue of renewable energy. He touted alternative energy as a way to attract new industries and new jobs to Florida on the Nov. 18, 2013, edition of MSNBC’sThe Ed Show.
ORLANDO — You'd think after making thousands of "For the People" TV ads for his law firm, John Morgan would be more than comfortable before the camera.
Hillsborough Clerk of Court Pat Frank recently called to ask Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn if he would take part in a Tampa fundraiser last weekend for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist.
If a medical marijuana initiative makes Florida's ballot next year, it could pass with an astonishing 82 percent of the vote, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday that finds voters also favor outright legalization as well.
Charlie Crist appeared on The Ed Show today (in an interview taped Sunday) declaring he would do "just about everything" differently from Gov. Rick Scott. Crist expressed support for Obamacare but said the rollout could be better.
Gov. Rick Scott has heard some ugly nicknames before. When you have issues with popularity, it goes with the territory.
It's simple why I'm supporting Rick Scott. He campaigned on a platform of getting Florida's economy back on track and has delivered on that promise.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush, Nov. 12.
Can it be that simple?
Former Gov. Charlie Crist's career as a Republican was ruined four years ago after he hugged President Barack Obama onstage; now he says it could be his salvation as a Democrat.