Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Charlie Crist's file

Crist

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.

Crist's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Crist's statements for that ruling.

  • True12 (%)(12)
  • Mostly True17 (%)(17)
  • Half True18 (%)(18)
  • Mostly False13 (%)(13)
  • False7 (%)(7)
  • Pants on Fire2 (%)(2)

Recent statements involving Charlie Crist

Mostly False

Ad is based in part on anecdotal and anonymous evidence

Half-True

Scott didn't face prison, but that's what the Fifth is for

Pants on Fire!

No evidence Crist was part of Rothstein's Ponzi scheme

Mostly True

Scott doesn't wants feds saying what should be covered

Recent stories featuring Charlie Crist

Crist, Scott TV battle heats up

As campaign spending for TV ads tops $50 million in Florida's governor's race, we take a look at the latest attacks.

PolitiFact Florida: Ready to check new promises from Florida’s next governor

We look at promises made on the 2014 campaign trail so far. 

Head into the gubernatorial primary with the facts on your side

PolitiFact Florida has checked statements by Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist -- and we even paid some attention to Nan Rich, too!

Education attacks have played a key role in governor’s race

Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist have lambasted each other’s records on school funding while cherry-picking figures that put themselves in a favorable light.

NextGen Climate’s attacks on Florida Gov. Rick Scott

A PAC by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer unleashed TV ads that accuse Scott of trying to fleece Duke Energy and for being too cozy with oil drilling interests