Charlie Crist

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    November 10, 2014

    Five Possible Career Options for Charlie Crist

    After losing back-to-back elections, a candidate's tank of political capital probably is running on empty. But Charlie Crist isn't your regular pol. Currently smarting from last week's loss to Rick Scott, a sequel to his 2010 U.S. Senate defeat to Marco Rubio, Crist is likely trying to figure out ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    Florida Has the Most Expensive Midterm Election in the U.S.

    As ever, Florida is at the center of Election Day for dubious reasons. This time around, it's basically because no other state has spent more on elections this year than the Sunshine State. All told, the 2014 election cycle has raised a whopping $345 million, reports the Miami Herald. And accord ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    Florida Election Results Live Blog

    Okay. This is it. The polls have closed and it's time to tally up them votes. After all the hand-shakes, and ads, and campaigning, and spending of millions upon millions of dollars, the time has finally come to announce who the winners are in Florida's midterm election. We could be in for a long n ... More >>

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    October 31, 2014

    Charlie Crist Edges Out Rick Scott in Final Quinnipiac Poll

    With Election Day a mere five days away, the Governor's race continues to look like a photo finish. But, in a seemingly last-minute twist, Qunnipiac University's latest poll (and last before the election) has given Charlie Crist a slight edge over Rick Scott. The number increases a bit when Libertar ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    Eight Things That Will Happen in Tonight's Debate Between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist

    Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are set to have their third and final debate tonight on CNN, two weeks from Election Day. And this time, there will be no fans. CNN has made it clear to both candidates that no fans are allowed in tonight's debate, and Crist has agreed that this time he won't be bendin ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    Almost Every Major Newspaper in Florida Endorses Charlie Crist for Governor

    Nearly every major newspaper in Florida has endorsed Charlie Crist for governor this week. The endorsements began with the Tampa Bay Times weighing in last weekend and the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel weighing in on Friday, followed this past weekend by the Orlando Sentinel and the Palm Beach P ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Rick Scott Says It Wasn't His Decision Not to Come Out on Stage Over a Fan

    FanGate is only going to get more insufferably weird before it finally dies down. Debate organizers Leadership Florida and the Florida Press Association said in their statement Thursday that Crist had agreed to not bring his fan if the temperature were cool enough. Organizers also say that both c ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    Charlie Crist Broke the Debate Rules With Fan, Officials Say

    Because Florida is Florida, the topic of the day Thursday is, of course, FanGate. And now debate organizers have released a statement saying that Charlie Crist did, intact, break debate rules by having his trusty fan with him onstage. The statement from the Leadership Florida and the Florida Press ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Rick Scott-Charlie Crist Debate Live Blog

    Hi. Hello. How are you? Ready for the debate between two candidates you're not all that fired up to see become our governor? No? Well, fear not. Because we here at New Times are gonna be blogging the shenanigans live from Broward College. We'll be bringing you every issue, and stance these two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Charlie Crist's Fan: On Twitter Since 2010

    The debate moderator called it an "extremely peculiar situation." ThinkProgress called it "The Absolute Weirdest Thing Ever To Happen At A Political Debate." Tonight's gubernatiorial debate was stalled for seven minutes while Rick Scott initially refused to come onstage because Charlie Crist had ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Joe Biden in Boca Today Campaigning for Charlie Crist

    Vice President Joe Biden is hitting up Boca and Broward on Monday to do a little campaigning for Charlie Crist. The vice president will be making the rounds with Crist, first at a synagogue in Boca Raton, then later at Broward College's Coconut Creek campus. Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Rick Scott Leads Charlie Crist by Three in New Poll, but Trends Favor Crist

    This just in: The race for governor is still pretty much a coin toss with less than four weeks to vote. For months, polls have shown Scott leading but by the slightest of margins, yet that's not stopping pollsters from surveying more people and releasing more polls. The newest poll, coming from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    GOP Puts Out Ridiculously Horrible Rick Scott Dress Ad to Recruit College Grads

    Rick Scott or Charlie Crist. Either way, we're probably screwed, if we're solely to judge them by the way they're trying to reach voters. Earlier today, we told you about how Crist might be alienating voters by jacking up their inboxes with nonstop emails. But Scott is doing his part to treat vote ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Charlie Crist and Rick Scott Still Tied in New Polls; Voters Still Don't Like Either

    With voting day a mere six weeks away, two new polls find that the race for governor is looking like it's going to be a photo finish. And the reason for this is that people just don't dig either candidate. A Quinnipiac University Poll is labeling the governor's race "too close to call" after its la ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Charlie Crist Throws Extremely Republican "Party"

    Charlie Crist does not know the meaning of the word "party." I'm not just talking about his running for Governor as a Republican, and State Senator as an Independent and then, finally, for Governor again as a Democrat. Whatever. Switching things up is exciting. In contrast, his primary victory celeb ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Should Democrats Vote for Charlie Crist or Nan Rich Today?

    Among Florida progressives, there are mixed feelings about voting for Nan Rich in today's Democratic gubernatorial primary match-up against Charlie Crist. On one hand, Nan Rich is an authentic progressive and has been her entire political life, including as Senate Minority Leader from 2010-2012. Sh ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Conservative Group Sent Old Charlie Crist Robocalls to Potential Voters

    As ever, there have apparently been shenanigans leading up to today's primary voting day. A conservative group known as, well, the Conservatives allegedly sent out Charlie Crist robocalls to potential voters telling them that he's all about conservative values. Problem is, the recordings are from b ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    Rick Scott and Charlie Crist Are Too Close to Call, Poll Says

    If the election for governor were held today, it would be a toss-up. Because, Florida! This according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, which was released on Wednesday. Overall, Crist leads Scott by 45 to 40 percent. But a third candidate has emerged to screw things up, as third candidates ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Charlie Crist Wants to Meet With Scientists Who Asked to Meet With Rick Scott

    In what some would call a wily veteran move, Charlie Crist has publicly offered to meet with the ten Florida environmental scientists who asked Gov. Rick Scott to meet to discuss climate change. And now that Crist has come out and said he'll meet with the scientists, Scott has also come out and sai ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Charlie Crist Receives Endorsement From LGBT Group

    In 2008, the ban of same-sex marriage was voted into the Florida constitution, the end of a process that was kick-started two years prior, when then-Gov. Charlie Crist signed a petition to get that prohibition approved. Six years later, the LGBT advocacy group Equality Florida is taking the state ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Charlie Crist at Prayer in Temple, Wows Dems at Boynton Beach Rally

    How grand was Charlie Crist's arrival at yesterday's Democratic Party rally in Boynton Beach? See also: - Is Charlie Crist Florida's Next Governor? The silver-haired politico entered handshaking, working his way through the crowd as it rose to its feet; then he spotted, across the hall, the Rev. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Rick Scott and Charlie Crist Are Tied in Latest Poll

    For months now, polls have been showing Charilie Crist leading Rick Scott in the race for governor. In March, a Quinnipiac University poll showed Crist up by 16 points. Before that, in October, Public Policy Polling showed Crist leading by 12. Now all that seems to have changed, as a brand-new ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Former Broward State Sen. Nan Rich Opens Campaign Headquarters in Weston

    Irene Secada sat in the back of the campaign headquarters doing mental math. About 80 people were crammed and sweating inside of a Weston shopping mall suite to see Nan Rich, the 72-year-old former state senator and lifelong Democrat, open her gubernatorial campaign headquarters. Although the majori ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    Charlie Crist Says Race Was Big Reason He Left GOP

    Echoing sentiments he made a couple of months ago, Florida gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist says race was a big reason he chose to bolt the Republican Party. Crist sat down with Fusion TV on Tuesday and said the GOP's hostile treatment of President Obama was a big reason he decided to switch pa ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Rick Scott on Pace to Spend $8 Million on TV Ads in Two Months, Releases Spanish Ad Attacking Charlie Crist

    There are a good six months before Election Day, and Scott is not holding back on attacking Charlie Crist. He's also not holding back on how much money he's willing to spend doing it, nor in what language. Scott is eyeing a full-on campaign of wooing Hispanic voters by launching a second Spanish-la ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Broward College to Host First Debate Between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist

    It appears the stage is set for Gov. Rick Scott and challenger and former Gov. Charlie Crist to go mano-y-mano in an all-world, no-holds-barred, smack down, cage match extravaganza. Or, as most people would call it, a debate. Leadership Florida, non-profit political group, announced on Tuesday tha ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Tea Party of Fort Lauderdale to Protest Charlie Crist's Broward Office Opening

    The Fort Lauderdale chapter of the Tea Party is planning to protest Charlie Crist's new Broward field office, which is opening this weekend. On Monday, it was announced that the Crist field office at 320 S. University Drive in Plantation will have its opening at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The office is t ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Charlie Crist's First Field Office to Open in Broward This Week

    The Charlie Crist campaign has announced that it will open an office in Broward County this upcoming weekend. The field office, which will be located at 320 S. University Drive in Plantation, is the first Crist field office to open in Florida as the former governor preps for another go at Tallahas ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Rick Scott Down 8 Points to Charlie Crist in Latest Poll

    Rick Scott continues to be unliked by many amounts of people, despite the fact that he's changed his mind about things like Medicaid expansion and despite declaring his love for Florida panthers, and his efforts to put money in people's pockets with the magical elixir known as "tax-cuts." And while ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Charlie Crist Says He'll Vote for Medical Marijuana

    Former Florida Governor and Currently Running To Be Florida Governor Again, Charlie Crist, says that he will vote for the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida. On Monday, the Florida Supreme Court approved to have a constitutional amendment to legalize medical weed be put on the ballot this ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    Charlie Crist Says Medical Marijuana Is A Matter of Compassion

    Former Florida Governor and Currently Running To Be Florida Governor Again, Charlie Crist, says that the movement to legalize marijuana is "an issue of compassion." Crist appeared on WJCT radio this week to talk up his running for office when host Melissa Ross asked him about the push to have medi ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Charlie Crist Defends Obamacare and Isn't Worried About the Polls

    At a time when Rick Scott's cronies are raising gazillions of dollars for attack ads and other re-election goodies, Charlie Crist is out there defending Obamacare. Ballsy! At a campaign rally in Hillsborough County over the weekend, Crist went all-in in his support for Obamacare, telling the crowd ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Charlie Crist's Environmental Record Means Florida Going Green Again, Maybe

    With all the flip-floppy talk that is sure to come at Charlie Crist in the coming year from Rick Scott and the GOP, there's one area where they might not be able to touch. The environment. Even before he changed parties and began changing his views from right things to left things, Crist had a pre ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Charlie Crist's Medical Marijuana Stance: Will Floridians Care About His Flip-Flopping?

    With the worst kept secret in Florida politics becoming official with Charlie Crist announcing his run for Florida's Governor (again!), the questions begin. Namely, now that he's a Democrat, where does he stand on things he stood against when he was a Republican? More to the point, where does he st ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Republican Party of Florida Releases First Charlie Crist Attack Ad

    Well, that was quick. With Charlie Crist making his announcement on Monday that he's running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Gov. Rick Scott in 2014, the Florida GOPers have gone all in on bringing the man down before things can even get started. Yup, the Republican Party of Florida has ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Five Reasons Charlie Crist Will Not Run For Governor

    Citing a slew of insider folk who compose the "Charlie Crist camp," Politico recently unleashed one of the most unintentionally satirical articles of Washington reporting this side of a Joseph Heller novel. According to "Democratic sources closely watching the race," and "operatives familiar with [ ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    Charlie Crist's Gay Marriage Reversal: Twitter Responds

    Late Wednesday evening, Charlie Crist set off a small detonation in the political sphere by throwing his support behind gay marriage. Now, this wasn't exact a surprise. Since officially signing his Democrat papers six months ago, the former Florida governor has been slowly ditching his old Republica ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Charlie Crist Now Supports Gay Marriage

    Well, that's a bit of a flip-flop. Charlie Crist, the former Republican-now-Democrat working overtime to make voters forget all about his past life, came out for marriage equality last night on his Facebook page. Right now it's political trendy for former gay marriage opponents ditch their old vie ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    December 13, 2012

    Charlie Crist, With Eye Toward Governor's Race, Embraces ObamaCare (So, For Reals, Forget What He Said Before)

    Over several weeks in early 2010, then-Governor Crist unleashed a series of tweets condemning President Obama's prospective health care reform bill. To Crist -- yes, the other Crist -- enacting ObamaCare would only constitute "the beginning." He said "Americans deserve better than this." He launched ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    How Barack Obama -- Charlie Crist's Greatest Weapon -- Will Ruin Crist

    By now, it's pretty clear what's to happen. Charlie Crist is running for governor -- and, in a way, this has been obvious for some time. But it only became inescapably obvious a few days after Election Day. When Crist got a telephone call. It was from President Barack Obama. He thanked Crist -- who ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Charlie Crist Goes Full Democrat Finally, Officially, For Real This Time

    After pretty much doing it unofficially over the last few years, former Florida governor Charlie Crist finally made his defection over to the Democrats over the weekend. The signs have been there for some time. -- In 2010, he left the Republican party in a failed attempt at U.S. Senate bid. -- Th ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz: No Talk of Charlie Crist Getting a Cabinet Position in New Obama Administration

    Charlie Crist, who jetted all over the state and nation in the days and weeks before Election Day, is not in line to snare any Cabinet positions in a new Obama administration -- at least, not that Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has heard. Sorry, Charlie. Can't get no love. The DNC chairper ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Charlie Crist: I Never Dated Jill Kelly's Sister

    TAMPA BAY -- The unfolding Washington scandal that has already cost Gen. David Petreaus his job and may well do the same to General John Allen, just enveloped our former governor Charlie Crist. The Daily Telegraph of London has recently reported that Crist dated the identical twin sister of Jill Ke ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Obama's Bear-Hug Pizza Guy Hugs Charlie Crist

    While at a Patrick Murphy fundraiser yesterday, Charlie Crist was asked about Scott Van Duzer's bear-hugging President Obama. And Crist expressed a strong desire to meet the man. "You know what?" Crist responded. "I wanted to stop by the guy's... Where is his place?" Crist, whose ousting from the ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Charlie Crist Goes Full Democrat at DNC (Still Isn't a Democrat)

    Remember when Charlie Crist used to be a Republican? Well Charlie Crist does. And he thinks it used to be pretty great. And then Barack Obama went and hugged him and got his government take over stank all over Crist and ruined a perfectly good Republican. Because of this treachery, the GOP brande ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Charlie Crist Continues His Sticking It to the GOP Tour, Will Speak at DNC Next Week

    Charlie Crist is really taking this Republicans suck thing seriously. Coming on the heels of his endorsement of Barack Obama, the former Republican governor is now slated to be a speaker at the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte. Shocking? YES. Except that, no. Crist might be ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Charlie Crist Formally Endorses Obama, Blasts GOP

    With the RNC kicking off tomorrow -- instead of today (thanks to that freedom hating storm, Isaac!) -- rumors began to swirl that Charlie Crist was going to formally announce his change to the Democratic party in an op-ed piece for the Tampa Bay Times. Crist didn't technically announce his party c ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Charlie Crist Will Switch to Democrat, According To Rumors

    See also: Dear Dems, Please Do Not Run Charlie Crist for GovernorIn probably what is the least-shocking news ever, former Governor Charlie Crist might be switching over to Democrat this week. Saint Petersblog's Peter Schorsch tweeted out that a rumor is going around the Republican National ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Charlie Crist Continues to Not Be Republican, Endorses Bill Nelson Over Connie Mack

    Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is backing Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson in the race for the Florida Senate in yet another instance of Crist's batting for the other team.Crist said yesterday, per the Tampa Bay Times, that he will be attending a fundraiser for Nelson at the home of promi ... More >>

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