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Charlie Crist

Charles Joseph Crist

    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.


    1. PolitiFact Florida revisits Charlie Crist's record on the Truth-O-Meter


      Former Gov. Charlie Crist wasted little time after U.S. Rep. David Jolly announced a run for Senate, suggesting that he may be return to the campaign trail to run for Jolly’s House seat.

    2. If Charlie Crist runs for Congress and loses, he'll go down in history


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    3. Crist or no Crist, Eric Lynn says he's in race to win


      Eric Lynn had a bad news Monday.

      Charlie Crist indicated he will run for the Pinellas County Congressional seat David Jolly is giving up on due to the recent dramatic Florida Supreme …

    4. Charlie Crist looks to run for Rep. David Jolly's seat


      Charlie Crist is preparing to run for the U.S. House seat David Jolly is vacating to run for Senate.

    5. Buckhorn: Unlike in the governor's race, I would support Charlie Crist for Congress


      Not that anyone says it would make the difference, but Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said Tuesday he "absolutely" would support former Gov. Charlie Crist if Crist runs for U.S. Rep. David Jolly's St. Petersburg-based congressional seat.

      Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is being discussed as a potential candidate for the Congressional seat now held by U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores.
    6. Will Charlie Crist run for Congress in 2016?


      Will he or won't he?

      Pinellas County's political class was gripped with that question Friday as speculation swirled that former governor and hometown favorite son Charlie Crist would enter a suddenly wide-open 13th Congressional District Democratic primary.

    7. Charlie Crist for U.S. House?


      We're told Charlie Crist is seriously considering running for the Pinellas County Congressional seat now represented by Republican David Jolly, with the Supreme Court ordering the lines redrawn in a way likely to make it lean more Democratic.

    8. Charlie Crist has a new business venture


      Former Republican governor and Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist is getting into the consulting business. He and Orlando investor Bob Poe, the Democratic fundraiser, former state party chairman and chairman of the Charlie Crist for Florida political committee, recently created a St. Petersburg-based …

    9. Charlie Crist: I'm not running for any office in 2016

      State Roundup

      Charlie Crist said Monday he will not run for public office in 2016, ending talk that he might seek the U.S. Senate seat Marco Rubio is expected to give up for a presidential bid.

    10. Charlie Crist: I won't seek office in 2016


      Charlie Crist said Monday he will not run for public office in 2016, ending talk that he might seek the U.S. Senate seat Marco Rubio is expected to give up for a presidential bid.