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. Dan Gelber, former Democratic State Senate leader, current adviser to Charlie Crist: "It was a campaign speech from an alternative universe. He is trying to convince people that their …
V.O. Key, a political scientist at Harvard, wrote a book in 1949 called Southern Politics in State and Nation. The Florida he found was a place where it was "almost literally every candidate for himself."
Good morning. It's Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Sorry I didn't blog on Friday. I had to finish a draft of a story running in the March Floridian and needed every working minute to do it.
ST. PETERSBURG — How do you run for governor against someone planning to spend $100 million to defeat you?
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, now running for his old position as a Democrat, has attacked Republican Gov. Rick Scott for his tepid support for Medicaid expansion last year.
Charlie Crist's national book tour reached Tallahassee Thursday night. The former governor and Republican-turned-Democrat figured he would be signing copies of "The Party's Over" for about an hour. He ended up staying at a Books-A-Million store for nearly two-and-a-half hours before flying back to St. …
Charlie Crist implied on the Colbert Report Tuesday night that some Republicans oppose President Barack Obama not just because he's a Democrat, but because he is African-American (see video at bottom of this post).
Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy Jr. pushed back hard Tuesday at Democrats who are accusing Gov. Rick Scott's administration of voter suppression because his elections agency ruled that the University of Florida student union does not fit the legal definition of an early voting site.
Scott reported raising $734,036 in January, giving his candidacy a combined $4.1 million for the month. It’s the first month his personal campaign account raised money and it’s four times what his rival, Charlie Crist, managed to raise.
Campaign trail 2006, Little Havana, Miami: