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.

Recent statements involving Charlie Crist

Says Charlie Crist "implemented Jeb Bush’s A+ Plan."

"In 2006, Charlie Crist opposed in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."

Says Charlie Crist supports "cuts to the Medicare Advantage program."

"Rick Scott wants to take us back to the days of insurance companies denying coverage for pre-existing conditions."

"Charlie Crist signed into law an automatic 15 percent annual tuition increase that put college further out of reach for many Floridians."

Recent stories featuring Charlie Crist

Rick Scott ad attacks Charlie Crist on Obamacare:

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.

Fact-checking voting laws: a year-end report:

Amid a nationwide battle about voter access, PolitiFact researched claims about noncitizen voters, restoration of ex-felons’ rights and voter laws nationwide.

Fact-checking Charlie Crist:

Former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, announces that he will take on Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

Noncitizen voter purge makes a comeback in Florida:

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.

Elections changes coming to Florida, again:

The Legislature again is tinkering with Florida elections laws. Get the lowdown.

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