Charlie Crist's file

Crist

Democrat from Florida

Charlie Crist is a Democratic U.S. congressman from St. Petersburg, beating U.S. Rep. David Jolly for the District 13 seat in 2016. 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. He lost his race as a Democratic candidate for governor in 2014.

The PolitiFact scorecard

  • True15 (%)(15)
  • Mostly True19 (%)(19)
  • Half True20 (%)(20)
  • Mostly False15 (%)(15)
  • False9 (%)(9)
  • Pants on Fire2 (%)(2)

Recent stories featuring Charlie Crist

Understanding felon voting rights restoration

Each state can set their own policies for restoring voting rights to felons

Charlie Crist to run for Congress

Former Gov. Charlie Crist to run in Congressional District 13 in Pinellas County.

Ever-evolving Charlie Crist considers run for redrawn 13th congressional district

The former governor's history in Florida politics is long and complex, just like his record on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter.

As the House adjourns early over Medicaid battle, we look at claims on the Truth-O-Meter

We fact-checked claims about the budget, polls, health outcomes and jobs related to Medicaid expansion

Fact-checking claims about Medicaid in Florida

As the Legislature has stalled amid an impasse over Medicaid expansion, we look back at our fact-checks about the health care program for the poor.