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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. Perhaps David Jolly would be better off to run for reelection against Charlie Crist


      I columnized today about the speculation that Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly could or should run for reelection rather than for U.S. Senate. He has until June 24 finally to make up his mind.

    2. Morgan & Morgan again bankrolling Charlie Crist


      The Morgan & Morgan personal injury firm, as millions of Florida TV watchers know, is FOR THE PEOPLE. And glancing through the most recent fundraising report filed by Democratic congressional candidate Charlie Crist of St. Pete, it's clear Morgan & Morgan also remains very much FOR CHARLIE CRIST. More than 60 …

    3. Rick Baker won't run for David Jolly's seat


      Republican former StPetersburg Mayor Rick Baker, widely viewed as the only Republican with 

      Rick Baker, left, currently works for St. Petersburg businessman Bill Edwards, right, as president of the Edwards Group.
    4. Rick Baker for Congress? Or for governor vs. Adam Putnam, Will Weatherford


      The latter is not as far-fetched an idea as you may think. Here's today's columns on why Rick Baker should run for Congress in the now heavily-Democratic district held by David Jolly and why he shouldn't:

      No. 2: 

      2. Even losing is winning.

    5. Who is polling Rick Baker vs Charlie Crist?


      Somebody is paying for a robo poll this week testing support for former Republican St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker against Democrat Charlie Crist in the soon-to-be open race for Congressional District 13 in southern Pinellas County.The mystery is who.

    6. How Marco Rubio failed to learn the lessons from Charlie Crist's downfall


      This Republican primary delivered a gut punch to Florida, which has seen two of its biggest and brightest Republican stars in generations, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, steamrolled by Donald Trump.

    7. Poll : Charlie Crist 71 %, Eric Lynn 11 %


      Well ,a pal of Charlie Crist sent me a timely addendum to our earlier post about warning signs for Charlie Crist's Democratic primarycongressional race  race …

    8. More big names line up for Eric Lynn over Charlie Crist


      It's still way too early to suggest that universally known former Gov. Charlie Crist is in trouble in his Democratic primary for the soon-to-be open south Pinellas congressional seat  as he faces first-time candidate Eric Lynn in the Democratic primary. But as someone who lives in that districtnow …

    9. Charlie Crist embraces old Marco Rubio attack ad to welcome Obama


      The Charlie Crist congressional campaign welcomed Barack Obama to Florida today by releasing a video compiled from a 2009 Marco Rubio campaign ad bashing then-Republican Gov. Crist for supporting Obama's stimulus package.