Charlie Crist makes much anticipated gubernatorial announcement
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11/04/13 Janelle Irwin
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, 2014 election, Florida politics

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Charlie Crist takes the stage near Albert Whitted Airport in downtown St. Pete to announce his 2014 bid for governor against Rick Scott.


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Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist will run against Governor Rick Scott in 2014. During a rally Monday near Albert Whitted Airport in downtown St. Petersburg, Crist said he wants to give Tallahassee back to the people.

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Listened and commented last night - great story! I'm supporting Nan Rich and whoever runs against Sick Rott.



Janelle: You are right. It is a very good story. My compliments to the Senior Reporter.



There are wonderful, lifelong Democrats in Florida but only one Democrat can win back the Governor's mansion next year: Charlie Crist. Previously as Governor he enraged the GOP legislature by vetoing several nasty bills including an anti-teacher pay & tenure act, another that forced pre-abortion ultrasounds, he took Progress Energy (now Duke) to court over gratuitous rate increases and protected the integrity of the PSC (Public Service Commission). Environmentally Crist fought for and won funding for Everglades conservation, was always strongly anti-offshore oil drilling, was praised by civil rights and consumer groups for expanding prosecutions in civil rights issues and forcing tough restrictions on telecoms and power companies. He opposed the whole Terri Schiavo debacle, is a supporter of gay marriage, he extended early voting hours and, most important and most infuriating to the lockstep GOP, passed legislation to get rid of un-auditable, unreliable paperless voting machines.



There are wonderful, lifelong Democrats in Florida but only one Democrat can win back the Governor's mansion next year: Charlie Crist. Previously as Governor he enraged the GOP legislature by vetoing several nasty bills including an anti-teacher pay & tenure act, another that forced pre-abortion ultrasounds, he took Progress Energy (now Duke) to court over gratuitous rate increases and protected the integrity of the PSC (Public Service Commission). Environmentally Crist fought for and won funding for Everglades conservation, was always strongly anti-offshore oil drilling, was praised by civil rights and consumer groups for expanding prosecutions in civil rights issues and forcing tough restrictions on telecoms and power companies. He opposed the whole Terri Schiavo debacle, is a supporter of gay marriage, he extended early voting hours and, most important and most infuriating to the lockstep GOP, passed legislation to get rid of un-auditable, unreliable paperless voting machines.