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Charlie Crist Will Switch to Democrat, According To Rumors

See also: Dear Dems, Please Do Not Run Charlie Crist for Governor

In 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 Convention that Crist plans to write an op-ed piece in the Sunday edition of the Tampa Bay Times formally announcing his decision to go blue.

If the rumor proves true, it would be significant because many Democratic leaders have speculated Crist would switch parties in order to run for Governor in 2014.

The signs have been there for some time.

-- In 2010, he left the Republican party in a failed attempt at U.S. Senate bid.

-- Earlier this month, Crist endorsed Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson in the race for the Florida Senate.

-- Republicans hate him.

-- He works for Morgan & Morgan, a law firm that contributes a lot of money to the Democratic Party.

-- In 2011, his beard wife became a registered Democrat.

-- He left office as a popular governor, while current governor Rick Scott is suffering through some bad approval ratings.

-- Above all else, there's no stand-out leader in the Democratic Party in Florida (Alex Sink? Pfft.).

The door seems wide open for Charlie to dive in head-first at the gubernatorial race in 2014. 

A showdown between Chain Gang Charlie and Lord Voldemort Scott would be epic. Old, white, pasty and a little weird. But, epic nonetheless.

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