Democrat from Florida
Charlie Crist is a Democratic candidate for governor in 2014. As a Republican, he served as governor from 2007 to 2011. Crist left the Republican Party in 2010 to mount a campaign for the U.S. Senate as an independent. Crist lost the race to Marco Rubio. In 2012, he endorsed President Barack Obama and announced that he had registered as a Democrat.
Recent statements involving Charlie Crist
Says Charlie Crist supports "cuts to the Medicare Advantage program."
Recent stories featuring Charlie Crist
Let’s Get to Work’s TV ad says health law has led to 300,000 canceled plans and will drive 2.5 million Americans out of work. Those claims are exaggerated.
Amid a nationwide battle about voter access, PolitiFact researched claims about noncitizen voters, restoration of ex-felons’ rights and voter laws nationwide.
Former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, announces that he will take on Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
Gov. Rick Scott's administration is at again, looking to purge noncitizens from the voter rolls. Charlie Crist, now a Democrat, cries foul, but he doesn't have his numbers right.
The Legislature again is tinkering with Florida elections laws. Get the lowdown.