Crist switches to Democratic Party


Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccess­fully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, an­nounced on Twitter that he’s switching to the Dem­ocratic Party. Crist’s party switch re­flects the growing con­cern among some moder­ate Republicans that their party has left them be­hind. In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Crist cited the Republican Party’s shift to the right in recent years on a range of issues, including immi­gration, education and the environment.

The announcement Friday night fanned spec­ulation that Crist would challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in 2014.

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2 Responses to Crist switches to Democratic Party

  1. findalis says:

    Was anybody really surprised? He has been a closet Democrat for years.

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